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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Boats & Bridges

Transit: 1906

Transit: 1906

The Ohio River circa 1906. "Canal locks at Louisville, Kentucky." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sault Ste. Marie: 1905

Sault Ste. Marie: 1905

Michigan circa 1905. "Sault Sainte Marie Canal celebration. Reviewing stand and Indian village." Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wequetonsing: 1906

Wequetonsing: 1906

Wequetonsing, Michigan, circa 1906. "The birches and the bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Flying Boat: 1900

Flying Boat: 1900

October 13, 1900. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Launch of fire boat James Battle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On the Waterfront: 1905

On the Waterfront: 1905

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Payday for the stevedores." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Nemo on the Tomoka: 1890s

Nemo on the Tomoka: 1890s

Florida circa 1890s. "Boating on the Tomoka." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wabash Bridge: 1908

Wabash Bridge: 1908

Circa 1908. "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Wabash Bridge, Monongahela River." Back when Pittsburgh was sans H. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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