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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Boats & Bridges

Boat Club Rowers: 1919

Boat Club Rowers: 1919

September 20, 1919. "Potomac Boat Club eight." On the river at the old Aqueduct Bridge. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gunboat Diplomacy: 1905

Gunboat Diplomacy: 1905

Venezuela circa 1900-1905. "American fleet at La Guaira." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

American Idyll: 1905

American Idyll: 1905

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. "Bridge in the woods, Belle Isle Park." 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Zenith City: 1905

Zenith City: 1905

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1905. "Elevators and harbor," along with a view of the Incline Railway and many other points of interest, make up our daily dose of Duluth. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Devine's Place: 1905

Devine's Place: 1905

Circa 1905. Our latest installment from the Duluth, Minnesota, panoramic series. Anyone for a round of Blatz? Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Duluth: 1905

Duluth: 1905

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1905. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Belle Isle Ferry: 1906

Belle Isle Ferry: 1906

Circa 1906. "Belle Isle Park ferry dock, Detroit." The steamer Garland at the dock. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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