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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Boats & Bridges

Torpedo Gunners: 1896

Torpedo Gunners: 1896

1896. "Gunner's gang, U.S.S. Maine." The Shorpy shakedown cruise continues. Glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Remember the Maine: 1896

Remember the Maine: 1896

"A fancy dress ball." Sailors aboard the ill-fated U.S.S. Maine in 1896, two years before an explosion in Havana Harbor sank the battleship, killing most of the crew and precipitating the Spanish-American War. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sea Urchin: 1909

Sea Urchin: 1909

October 1909. Boston, Massachusetts. "Truant hanging around boats in the harbor during school hours." Photgraph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Fight Night: 1897

Fight Night: 1897

Aboard the U.S.S. Oregon circa 1897. "Waiting for the gong." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lights Out: 1897

Lights Out: 1897

Continuing our tour of the U.S.S. Brooklyn circa 1897. "Hammocks on deck." Glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Motley Crew: 1897

Motley Crew: 1897

"Hogan's Alley." Below decks aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn circa 1897. Glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Georgia Lee: 1906

Georgia Lee: 1906

Mississippi River circa circa 1906. "Steamer Georgia Lee at Memphis, Tenn." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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