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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Boats & Bridges

Titanic Tots: 1912

Titanic Tots: 1912

April 22, 1912. New York. 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, died in 2001. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Am I There Yet?

Am I There Yet?

"Man operating water tricycle" (Supplemented by wind power?) Circa 1913. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

The Vestal: 1908

The Vestal: 1908

Miss Goodrich breaking bottle and christening the fleet collier Vestal at Brooklyn Navy Yard. May 19, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

Brooklyn Bridge: 1910

Brooklyn Bridge: 1910

The Brooklyn Bridge circa 1910. View full size. Detroit Publishing Co.

 

Williamsburg Bridge: 1903

Williamsburg Bridge: 1903

Williamsburg Bridge, New York, c 1903-1910. View full size. Detroit Publishing.

 

Nashville: 1864

Nashville: 1864

Fortified railroad bridge across the Cumberland River at Nashville, 1864. "Continuing his policy of the offensive at any cost, Gen. John B. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of Nashville, where it was overthrown by Gen. George H. Thomas on December 15-16, in the most complete victory of the war. If the date borne on this photograph is correct, it was taken in the course of the battle." View full size. Wet collodion glass stereograph by George N. Barnard.

 

Uncle Charlie: 1949

Uncle Charlie: 1949

My dad's brother Charlie on a 1949 cruise to the Bahamas in the sailboat they built. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome by Marvin Hall.

 
 
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