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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Skooter: 1928

Skooter: 1928

Bumper cars at the Glen Echo amusement park in Montgomery County, Maryland, circa 1928. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wait Until It Stops: 1925

Wait Until It Stops: 1925

"Glen Echo Park Co., 1925." Dentzel Carousel at the Glen Echo amusement park in Montgomery County, Maryland. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Thrillsville: 1928

Thrillsville: 1928

The "Aeroplane" ride at Glen Echo amusement park in Montgomery County, Maryland, circa 1928. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Vertigo: 1928

Vertigo: 1928

The Coaster Dips rollercoaster at Glen Echo amusement park circa 1928. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Joy Ride: 1924

Joy Ride: 1924

Found among family pictures, my father's good friends with their "new" vehicle circa 1924. Love the facial expressions. View full size.

Alex Chilton: 1911

Alex Chilton: 1911

1911. "Lt. Alexander W. Chilton, 15th Cavalry." In or around Washington. National Photo Company glass negative. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

King Street: 1921

King Street: 1921

King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. 1921 or 1922. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Who can pinpoint the intersection?

 
 
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