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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Northwest Passage: 1939

Northwest Passage: 1939

May 1939. Washington, D.C. "Alleyway [Zei Alley] between H, I, 14th and 15th streets N.W." Medium format acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Baltimore, U.S.A.: 1943

Baltimore, U.S.A.: 1943

May 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Building the SS Frederick Douglass. More than 6,000 Negro shipyard workers are employed at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, where this Liberty ship is being rushed to completion. Douglass, the noted orator and abolitionist leader, worked as a ship caulker in the vicinity of this yard before he escaped from slavery. Smiling from porthole of the dockhouse is rivet heater Willie Smith." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Orthodox Onions: 1938

Orthodox Onions: 1938

July 1938. "Russian Orthodox Church. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wetted Bliss: 1942

Wetted Bliss: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Frederick Douglass housing project in Anacostia. Playing in the community sprayer." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Psi-Ups: 1906

Psi-Ups: 1906

Amherst, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Psi Upsilon House, Amherst College." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

High & Dwigh: 1908

High & Dwigh: 1908

Hampden County, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Holyoke City Hall, High and Dwight Streets." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Old DeSoto: 1910

The Old DeSoto: 1910

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1910. "DeSoto Hotel and Jasper monument, Madison Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

S.S. Cabrillo: 1910

S.S. Cabrillo: 1910

Circa 1910. "Steamer Cabrillo at dock, probably in Southern California." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Skillet Worker: 1940

Skillet Worker: 1940

December 1940. "John H. Poole Jr. cooking while sitting on side of car. He is a carpenter on construction job at Camp Livingston. He comes from Monroe, Louisiana, where he has an electrical shop." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Mission San Gabriel: 1912

Mission San Gabriel: 1912

Circa 1912. "Old Mission Trolley Trip -- Pacific Electric Railway." The San Gabriel Mission near Los Angeles. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Four Muskrateers: 1941

The Four Muskrateers: 1941

January 1941. "Spanish trappers putting muskrat skins on wire stretchers before hanging them up to dry in back of their marsh camp. Delacroix Island, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Of Muskrats and Men: 1941

Of Muskrats and Men: 1941

January 1941. "Grading muskrats while fur buyers and Spanish trappers look on during auction sale on porch of community store in Saint Bernard, Louisiana." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lincoln vs. Cadillac: 1909

Lincoln vs. Cadillac: 1909

Detroit circa 1909. "Alexander Macomb monument, Washington Boulevard Park." Adolph Weinman's statue of the War of 1812 hero, flanked by the Lincoln and Cadillac hotels. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Western States: 1910

Western States: 1910

Circa 1910. "Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Line steamboats Western States and City of Mackinac." Built in 1902 and 1893 in Wyandotte, Michigan. View full size.

 

City of Mackinac: 1905

City of Mackinac: 1905

Circa 1905. "D.& C. steamer at dock, St. Ignace, Michigan." The Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company's City of Mackinac. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
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