At the Shore

Wooden Sailing Ships: 1905

Wooden Sailing Ships: 1905

Wooden sailing ships in port, Portland, Maine, 1905. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

Beauty Contest Gone Wrong: 1919

Beauty Contest Gone Wrong: 1919

Big boy, little boy and bystanders wearing vintage swimsuits at beauty contest at the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Smoking Silhouette: 1940s

Smoking Silhouette: 1940s

Photo of women in bathing suits near the beach lighting a cigarette. Photo with no description at LOC, taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: b&w film negative.

Sailing Near Marblehead: 1901

Sailing Near Marblehead: 1901

Sailboats Sally N. and Thordis at full sail, Corinthian Yacht Club mid-summer series regatta, off Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1901. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Custom House and Harbor, Key West: 1900

Custom House and Harbor, Key West: 1900

Custom House and harbor, Key West, Florida, 1900. Detroit Photographic Company. LOC original medium: photochrom color photomechanical print.

Abandoned Lighthouse, Port Isabel, Texas: 1942

Abandoned Lighthouse, Port Isabel, Texas: 1942

Abandoned lighthouse, Cameron County, Port Isabel, Texas. Photo taken in 1942 by photographer Arthur Rothstein. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches or smaller safety film negative.

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