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Boats & Bridges

Shipshop: 1898

Shipshop: 1898

Aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn circa 1898. "Barber shop." Where a sailor goes to get his topsail trimmed. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Sick Bay: 1898

Sick Bay: 1898

Aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn circa 1898. "Sick bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sinking the Tunnel: 1910

Sinking the Tunnel: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Sinking cast section of Michigan Central Railroad Company tunnel." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Landing Nemo: 1900

Landing Nemo: 1900

Florida circa 1900. "A landing on the Tomoka." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Duquesne Incline: 1900

Duquesne Incline: 1900

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1900-1910. "Duquesne Incline Railway." Mount Washington and the Ohio River feature in this view, which includes the Point Bridge, a paint and varnish factory, a riverboat and the Graham Nut Company. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Harpers Ferry: 1862

Harpers Ferry: 1862

"Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. View of town; confluence of Potomac and Shenandoah rivers; railroad bridge in ruins." Battle of Harpers Ferry, September 1862. Wet plate glass negative by C.O. Bostwick. View full size.

 

The Dancing Dozen: 1925

The Dancing Dozen: 1925

New York circa 1925. "Tiller girls." Arriving from England, 12 chorus girls in the troupe originated by British musical-theater impresario and precision-dancing pioneer John Tiller. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 
 
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