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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Cured: 1913

Cured: 1913

Washington, 1913. "Dr. Freedman -- Children cured by his cure." Regardless of what the story is here (and I have high hopes that we'll find out), this girl looks like a real piece of work. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cameron Hill: 1864

Cameron Hill: 1864

1864. "Chattanooga, Tennessee. Adams Express office and the Crutchfield house with Cameron Hill in the distance." Photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Traffic Umbrella: 1917

Traffic Umbrella: 1917

1917. "District of Columbia traffic. Stop and Go signs." A very new-looking Haynes roadster in Washington crossing Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Investment Building: 1925

Investment Building: 1925

The Investment Building in Washington at 15th and K Streets in 1925, shortly after its completion. Home to the barber shop seen here yesterday, the Investment Building was touted as being the first big office building in the East with an underground parking garage. Ten years ago it was torn down and replaced with a new structure designed by Cesar Pelli, who used the original limestone for the street-facing facades, which were propped up during demolition with a framework of steel girders. Except for the modern superstructure peeking over the top, the new Investment Building looks pretty much like the old one. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Still Standing: 1912

Still Standing: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." Fifth in our series of bandaged, splinted and faux-injured Scouts. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Alleyway: 1914

The Alleyway: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "District of Columbia. Alley clearance slum views." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 5 x 7 inches. View full size.

 

When We Were Young: 1911

When We Were Young: 1911

District of Columbia, 1911. "Negroes. Negro life in Washington." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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