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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Christmas in July: 1915

Christmas in July: 1915

"Raymond Dickey. Christmas 1915." View full size. Nat'l Photo glass negative.

 

Rose and Son: 1925

Rose and Son: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co." Delivery truck leaving the Rose & Son coalyard at 1125 Seventh Street S.E. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Moon Girl Butter: 1922

Moon Girl Butter: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Food Show. Borden Creamery booth." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Little Red Wagons: 1965

Little Red Wagons: 1965

Diamond Bar, California, August 1965. The owner of the MG across the street isn't having quite as good a day as my niece and nephew. I shot this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

This Wagon: 1921

This Wagon: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Baby carriage. November 3, 1921." The inscription: "This wagon was made by Issacher Hughes in Richmond, Va., in 1808 for his first-born son. Has been used by six generations. Presented to the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, District of Columbia, Nov. 2, 1921, by his grandson, James W. Hughes." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

AU B-Ball: 1926

AU B-Ball: 1926

"American University Basket Ball Team, 1926." View full size. National Photo Company. Scanned from a ginormous, windowpane-size 8x10 glass plate negative.

 

tterrace Then and Now

tterrace Then and Now

1955 and 2002 (OK, so it's not quite "now"). A gag shot my brother and I arranged with an empty beer can found nearby, and a reenactment shot by my sister 47 years later. The building is the shell of the c. 1894 Limerick Inn in Larkspur, California. View full size.

 
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