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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Boats & Bridges

Titanic Survivors: 1912

Titanic Survivors: 1912

April 22, 1912. Our second look at Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. View full size. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in 2001.

 

Eight Is Enough: 1926

Eight Is Enough: 1926

May 1, 1926. Eight-oar shell crew of Capital Athletic Club against a backdrop of the Key Bridge over the Potomac. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Capital Athletic: 1926

Capital Athletic: 1926

May 1, 1926. Washington, D.C. Eight-oar shell crew of the Capital Athletic Club on the Potomac between the Francis Scott Key and Aqueduct bridges. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Canoe Club: 1924

Canoe Club: 1924

1924. Washington Canoe Club rowers on the Potomac near the recently finished Key Bridge and older Aqueduct Bridge. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

A Real Lifesaver: 1915

 A Real Lifesaver: 1915

"Man demonstrating ship rescue apparatus" circa 1915 somewhere near New York City. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1941

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1941

Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards, Baltimore. 1941. "Between the ways of this large Eastern shipyard run tracks for flatcars carrying materials or sections to be hoisted onto the deck of Liberty ships under construction." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Alfred Palmer.

 

A Drive Across the Oakland Bay Bridge

A Drive Across the Oakland Bay Bridge

Taken by sailor off the USS California in 1938. A nice shot of cars coming traveling the Bay Bridge (Thanks El Frijole). View full size.

 
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