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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Japanese Tommy: 1860

Japanese Tommy: 1860

The American minstrel performer Japanese Tommy, aka Thomas Dilward, circa 1860. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection. View large as life.

 

The Dream: 1909

The Dream: 1909

"See what Prince will do for me." Prince Albert, Ida Cuthbertson's "famous educated horse." Brown Studio, Riverside, circa 1909. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1910

Brooklyn Bridge: 1910

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

 

High Voltage: 1942

High Voltage: 1942

June 1942. Working on power transmission and utility lines near the TVA hydro- electric plant at Chickamauga Dam or Douglas Dam, Tennessee. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

Civil War Signal Tower: 1864

Civil War Signal Tower: 1864

Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Signal tower on left of the line near the Appomattox River. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864-April 1865. Wet collodion glass plate. View full size | Even larger. Signal towers, employed by both the Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War to transmit coded messages, used flags by day and torches by night.

 

Williamsburg Bridge: 1903

Williamsburg Bridge: 1903

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

 

Pat Connelly: 1909

Pat Connelly: 1909

New York, November 13, 1909. "Irish wrestler Pat Connelly." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Time to Make the Donuts

Time to Make the Donuts

June 1942. Truck driver at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. View full size. Amazing 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Philadelphia Story: 1941

Philadelphia Story: 1941

Chicago moviegoers waiting to see "The Philadelphia Story" starring Stewart, Grant and Hepburn. April 1941. View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee.

 

Easter Sunday: 1941

Easter Sunday: 1941

Easter Sunday, April 1941. Boys waiting for the processional at an Episcopal church in South Side Chicago. View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee. Observe, young people of today, how the young people of yesterday dressed: Up.

 

Church Ladies: 1941

Church Ladies: 1941

Easter Sunday, April 1941. Waiting for the processional at an Episcopal church in South Side Chicago. View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee.

 

Got Meat?

Got Meat?

East Side peddler, New York. Circa 1915. View full size. 5x7 glass negative. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Colossus: 1942

Colossus: 1942

June 1942. Crane at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. An amazing photograph.

 

John Slebzak: 1909

John Slebzak: 1909

John Slebzak, working on the Bottomley farm near Baltimore with his family (Polish). They have worked here three years and one winter at Avery Island, Louisiana. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Galewood Yard: 1943

Galewood Yard: 1943

April 1943. Galewood Yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) at Chicago. View full size (if you don't, you're missing a lot). 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
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