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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Palace Laundry: 1925

Palace Laundry: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Palace Laundry." 1811 Adams Mill Road N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

California Modern: 1950

California Modern: 1950

1950. Cocktail hour at the Spencer residence in Santa Monica. Note the mirror-view television sunken into the table. Architect: Richard Spencer. Color transparency by Julius Shulman. View full size. Is Uncle Miltie on tonight?

Anti Maim: 1913

Anti Maim: 1913

1913. "International Anti-Vivisection Congress. Standing: Mrs. Clinton Pinckney Farrell, Mrs. Florence Pell Waring. Seated: Mrs. Caroline E. White, Miss Louise Lind-af-Hageby, Mrs. Robert G. Ingersoll. The object of the congress is a consistent opposition to all forms of cruelty to animals." View full size.

 

Odell and Sam: 1913

Odell and Sam: 1913

October 1913. Dallas, Texas. "Two six-year-old newsboys. Odell McDuffy and Sam Stillman. There are many other of six and seven years selling here." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Machine Shop: 1917

Machine Shop: 1917

1917. "C.W. Hecox, instructor in machine shop, D.C. public schools. Supervising manufacture of practice shells for Navy at McKinley training school." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Dream Kitchen: 1946

Dream Kitchen: 1946

Circa 1945-47. "Experimental kitchen model." Our second picture in this series of speculative designs addressing the postwar shortage of housing for mice. This model home has an open floorplan and open ceiling plan as well, with attic storage for giant cigars and oversize tins. Photo: Eric Schaal, Life archive. View full size.

Crazy Horse: 1916

Crazy Horse: 1916

Circa 1916. "Society Circus. Clowns on a horse." The poor horse being the straight man in this act. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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