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Almost Heaven: 1938

Almost Heaven: 1938

September 1938. "Section of coal mining town near Welch, West Virginia." Possibly the mountain hamlet of Eckman. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Potomac Passage: 1861

Potomac Passage: 1861

Washington, D.C., circa 1861. "Guards at ferry landing on Mason's Island examining a pass." Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Raft Warehouse: 1943

Raft Warehouse: 1943

March 1943. "New Orleans, Louisiana. Loading a rubber raft onto a truck at the terminal of Associated Transport Company." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cotton on the Levee: 1890

Cotton on the Levee: 1890

Along the Mississippi River circa 1890. "Cotton on the levee at New Orleans." 5x7 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Jupiter Narrows: 1890

Jupiter Narrows: 1890

Along Florida's Indian River circa 1890. "Wood landing in Jupiter Narrows." 5x7 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Launching Georgia: 1904

Launching Georgia: 1904

October 11, 1904. Bath, Maine. "Bath Iron Works -- launch of the battleship U.S.S. Georgia." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

More Manhanset: 1904

More Manhanset: 1904

Shelter Island, New York, circa 1904. "Landing at Manhanset Manor." The sidewheeler Nantasket coming abeam. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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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