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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

In the Kitchen: 1919

In the Kitchen: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Kitchen, U.S. Fuel Administration." Deep in the belly of the bureaucracy. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

We Roll Our Own: 1909

We Roll Our Own: 1909

March 1909. "Widow & boy rolling papers for cigarettes in a dirty New York tenement." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Giant Elevator: 1943

The Giant Elevator: 1943

March 1943. "The giant Santa Fe R.R. 10 million bushel grain elevator, Kansas." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Welcome to the White House: 1908

Welcome to the White House: 1908

Circa 1908. "White House Executive Office entrance." View full size.

 

Modern Kitchen: 1924

Modern Kitchen: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "1734 N St. kitchen." The Dupont Circle address is longtime home of the Iron Gate Inn. Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

The Corner Store: 1932

The Corner Store: 1932

Circa 1932. "United Food Stores." Whitman's Market at A and Sixth streets S.E. in Washington. National Photo Company safety film negative. View full size.

 

Telco Group: 1928

Telco Group: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Cheasapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., Willard Hotel." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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