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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Boats & Bridges

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

"White House photographers, August 6, 1922." Possibly a recreational outing on the Potomac. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tiller Girls: 1926

Tiller Girls: 1926

New York, 1926. "Tiller girls." Arriving from England, 16 chorus girls in the troupe originated by British musical-theater impresario and precision-dancing pioneer John Tiller. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

New York, 1909. The new Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge over the East River. 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Erie Canal: 1904

Erie Canal: 1904

"1904. Erie Canal at Salina Street, Syracuse, New York." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Circa 1905. "A Mississippi River floating dry dock, Vicksburg." The sternwheeler Mary H. Miller. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Battleship: 1917

Battleship: 1917

Washington vicinity ca. 1917. "Military training." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Car Search: 1923

Car Search: 1923

"Auto wreck. December 31, 1923." Looking for the car hauled up in the previous post. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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