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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Boats & Bridges

Winter Playground: 1910

Winter Playground: 1910

Circa 1910. "City park and Lake Worth -- West Palm Beach, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cod and Man: 1905

Cod and Man: 1905

Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Cod -- weighing the catch." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hart to Hart: 1941

Hart to Hart: 1941

July 1941. "Bridge from Hartford to East Hartford, Connecticut." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Outward Bound: 1903

Outward Bound: 1903

New York circa 1903. "S.S. Cymric outward bound." Torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in 1916. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

R.M.S. Oceanic: 1903

R.M.S. Oceanic: 1903

New York, 1903. "Docking a big liner -- R.M.S. Oceanic." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

On the Waterfront: 1943

On the Waterfront: 1943

March 1943. "New Orleans, Louisiana. Poydras Street dock worker." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Portsmouth Wharves: 1907

Portsmouth Wharves: 1907

Circa 1907. "Coal wharves at Portsmouth, New Hampshire." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Scarborough Bay: 1905

Scarborough Bay: 1905

Circa 1905. "Scarborough Bay, Trinidad & Tobago." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Steeples-n-Stacks: 1940

Steeples-n-Stacks: 1940

May 1940. "Downtown Louisville, Kentucky; Ohio River in background." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Kin Tuk: 1940

Kin Tuk: 1940

July 1940. "Canoeing on the Ohio River on Saturday. Louisville, Kentucky." Ladies and gentlemen, meet Bob. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Industrial Strength: 1901

Industrial Strength: 1901

Lake Erie circa 1901. "Ore docks and harbor -- Cleveland, O." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
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