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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Boats & Bridges

Gobs: 1896

Gobs: 1896

Aboard the U.S.S. New York circa 1896. "Group of sailors." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

First Lessons: 1905

First Lessons: 1905

Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Sea shore, first lessons." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Acorn Buggy Co.: 1909

Acorn Buggy Co.: 1909

Circa 1909. "Cincinnati from Mount Adams." The continuation of our previous view of the Queen City. Among the enterprises whose names are blazoned across the factory district's smoky skyline: Acorn Buggy Company, Cincinnati Bag ("Cotton, Seamless and Burlap") and of course J. Chas. McCullough, "Seedsman." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cincinnati: 1909

Cincinnati: 1909

Circa 1909. "Cincinnati from Mount Adams." Bridges over the Ohio River to Kentucky and, foreground, a section of the Mount Adams Incline Railway. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Navy Oarsmen: 1896

Navy Oarsmen: 1896

Aboard the U.S.S. New York circa 1896. "A champion boat crew." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hazard Bridge: 1940

Hazard Bridge: 1940

July 1940. Hazard, Kentucky. "Miners' children crossing swinging bridge from their homes into town." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Ocean Pier: 1904

Ocean Pier: 1904

Circa 1904. "Old Orchard, Maine. Ocean Pier." After a long walk on this long pier: Drink Moxie! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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