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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Boats & Bridges

Over the Oconee: 1941

Over the Oconee: 1941

November 1941. "Greene County, Georgia. Railroad tracks across the Oconee River." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Overseer: 1902

The Overseer: 1902

Mohonk Lake, N.Y., circa 1902. "Sky Top from rear of Mohonk Mountain House." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

White House Landing: 1862

White House Landing: 1862

1862. "White House Landing, Virginia. Federal supply vessels at anchor." Wet plate negative from photographs of the main Eastern theater of war -- the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. View full size.

 

River Traffic: 1898

River Traffic: 1898

The Mississippi River circa 1898. "Winona, Minnesota. The levee below the bridge." At left, the sternwheeler Lafayette Lamb. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photgraphic Company. View full size.

 

End of Beach: 1900

End of Beach: 1900

Circa 1900. "Evening on the Potomac, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Langell Boys: 1908

Langell Boys: 1908

        Named for the seven sons of shipbuilder Simon Langell, the steam barge "Langell Boys", launched in 1890, hauled lumber until she burned and sank in Lake Huron in 1931.

Circa 1908. "Lumber hooker Langell Boys unloading at Saginaw, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

East River Bridges: 1908

East River Bridges: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Manhattan and East River bridges from Brooklyn." The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge (under construction) and Williamsburg Bridge as seen in a panorama made from five 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

The Imperial: 1901

The Imperial: 1901

Circa 1901. "Sternwheeler Imperial at New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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