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Boats & Bridges

Landship Recruit: 1917

Landship Recruit: 1917

New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917 to 1920, when it "set sail" for Coney Island. This is the first in a series of photographs depicting life around and aboard the landlocked boat. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

September 1938. "Construction of new bridge, Tygart Valley Homesteads, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Central High Shell: 1927

Central High Shell: 1927

Washington, D.C. Central High shell crew on the Potomac at the Key Bridge in 1927. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Harpers Ferry: 1865

Harpers Ferry: 1865

1865. "Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. View of Maryland Heights at confluence of Shenandoah and Potomac rivers." Wet plate glass negative (detail) by James Gardner. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Manhattan Bridge: 1909

Manhattan Bridge: 1909

March 23, 1909. Construction of the Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

New York, New York: 1941

New York, New York: 1941

December 1941. "Lower Manhattan seen from the S.S. Coamo leaving New York." View full size. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. Office of War Information.

 

Easy Street: 1917

Easy Street: 1917

February 5, 1917. "Naval militia guard a New York bridge." View full size. 6x4 dry plate glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Zoom the posters.

 

U.S.S. Galena: 1862

U.S.S. Galena: 1862

1862. On the James River in Virginia. "Effect of Confederate shot on Federal ironclad Galena." Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

At Ease: 1862

At Ease: 1862

July 9, 1862. "James River, Virginia. Sailors relaxing on deck of the U.S.S. Monitor." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1861-1865. View full size. Wet plate negative, left half of stereograph pair. Photograph by James F. Gibson.

 

Ironclad: 1862

Ironclad: 1862

July 9, 1862. Deck and turret of U.S.S. Monitor on the James River, Virginia. From photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy. Wet collodion glass negative, left half of stereo pair. Photographed by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

Prima Donna: 1912

Prima Donna: 1912

May 1912. "Madame Gadski and daughter." The noted opera singer shipboard in New York. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Maritime Mascots: 1923

Maritime Mascots: 1923

September 7, 1923. "Massachusetts Nautical School." Sailors and shipboard pets. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Cruising: 1922

Cruising: 1922

June 26, 1922. "Laura Lyle, Olive Robinson, Virginia Roche, Ruth O'Brien" aboard a ship. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Titanic Survivors: 1912

Titanic Survivors: 1912

April 22, 1912. Our second look at Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. View full size. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in 2001.

 

Eight Is Enough: 1926

Eight Is Enough: 1926

May 1, 1926. Eight-oar shell crew of Capital Athletic Club against a backdrop of the Key Bridge over the Potomac. View full size. National Photo Company.

 
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