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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Quality Apples: 1926

Quality Apples: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "National Apple Week. Sanitary Grocery." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Potomac Park: 1924

Potomac Park: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Potomac Park Apartments, 21st and C Streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Sale To-Day: 1920

Big Sale To-Day: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920 or 1921. "J.E. Cunningham Co., interior." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Make Yourself Comfortable

Make Yourself Comfortable

Washington, D.C., 1920. "National Photo Company, front room." View full size. Glass negative: National Photo Company Collection. Styling: Morticia Addams.

 

Willow Run: 1942

Willow Run: 1942

July 1942. "Willow Run bomber plant. A small part of the world's largest one- story war production plant, the giant Ford bomber factory at Willow Run, Michigan. Fixtures in background hold bomber wings during assembly." Photograph by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Hair Brothers at Crater Lake: 1975

The Hair Brothers at Crater Lake: 1975

1975, Crater Lake, Oregon. A friend, my brother and me, captured during the golden hour. I shot this on 35mm Kodak Vericolor via self-timer. Lighting is everything, isn't it? View full size.

Tin Tin Tin: 1927

Tin Tin Tin: 1927

My Great-Aunt Bessy in 1927. Scanned from the original print. View full size. [Who's her friend? - Dave]

 
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