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Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC

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Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC

$550.00

It is tempting to label these young faces early Girl Scouts or Girl Guides (a less famous predecessor), but there is no evidence to support the claim other than a common bias. The uniforms seem more...
Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo

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Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo

$295.00

Tarantula was built as a gilded age motor yacht by George Lawley and Son of Massachusetts. Lent to the US Navy by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson in 1917 to patrol the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, it crashed...
Vintage 1920s Boy Scouts BSA Carnegie Steel Photo Album Archive Quality Vintage 1920s Boy Scouts BSA Carnegie Steel Photo Album Archive Quality

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Vintage 1920s Boy Scouts BSA Carnegie Steel Photo Album Archive Quality

$7,500.00

From the South Fork Fishing & Hunt Club in Johnstown (with founding members like Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Mellon, Andrew Carnegie and MANY other Carnegie Steel executives) to Edgar Kaufmann’s commission of Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935,...
Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos

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Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos

$1,250.00

Regale and ornate gates from production to installation, thought to be commissioned by Alexander III around the year 1884. These were the gates that the Bolsheviks stormed in 1905 and stood when the Provisional Government...
Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos

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Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos

$450.00

Hand painted signs remind us that the study of germs and bacteria, disease prevention and sanitation (no gloves) were all nascent territory in 1925. Moving photographs. The last image, the professionals pose like (and were) super...
Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos

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Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos

$1,150.00

This development was extraordinarily costly at the time and suggests a very prominent project / commission. These images were found in an Eastern Pennsylvania where the Erie or Hudson River Canals seem most likely. Three equipment mounts measure...
Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine

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Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine

$450.00

International Labor Defense (ILD), advocates of the American Workers Party, publication. While the magazine ran from 1926 to 37, few issues remain. Volume 1: No 6 spotlights the events and arrests of the Passaic (NJ)...
Antique 19thc Cuba Flag American Bunting Political Tintype Photo Antique 19thc Cuba Flag American Bunting Political Tintype Photo

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Antique 19thc Cuba Flag American Bunting Political Tintype Photo

$550.00

Most likely made in New York where Lopez and the legacy of his flag had support in Cuban exiles. 
Exceptionally early reference. Tintype measures just under 4 x 5”. Edge wear, surface cracks and a...
Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos

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Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos

$750.00

Evidence of an expert and large scale operation. Remarkable Blacksmith and Carpenter Barge with tools & supplies, Elevated Iron Rail Bridge, Raw Timber Rail w/ Short Line Supply Train Cars, Tunnel Entrance and Bridge Expanse...
Vintage 1900s Steam Gas Plumbing Trade Sign Store Photo Vintage 1900s Steam Gas Plumbing Trade Sign Store Photo

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Vintage 1900s Steam Gas Plumbing Trade Sign Store Photo

$195.00

Stoner and Kennedy men hold tools, a Glauber Brass Works poster advertises Stop Waste Cocks (faucets) and all manner of sinks and pumps line the sidewalk. Boiler at right is stenciled Pittsburgh PA. Fantastic and...
Antique 1908 Native American Mexican California Man Tribal Badge Photo RPPC Antique 1908 Native American Mexican California Man Tribal Badge Photo RPPC

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Antique 1908 Native American Mexican California Man Tribal Badge Photo RPPC

$750.00

The town of Imperial California was incorporated along with others in the Mexicali Valley by the Imperial Land Company beginning in the year 1900. Our sitter may well be local authority given his stature, the manner of...
Antique 1920s Romany German Gypsies English Camp Photos RPPC Antique 1920s Romany German Gypsies English Camp Photos RPPC

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Antique 1920s Romany German Gypsies English Camp Photos RPPC

$1,250.00

Gypsy encampments in the UK are centuries old occurrences but photographic evidence is beyond rare. Signed J.W. Houlker and identified Loughborough England we can assume these are professional shots with an air of candid happenings and...
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