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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Painless Dentist: 1918

Painless Dentist: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Do streetscapes come any better than this? An interesting juxtaposition of signs (Painless Dentist, Wines & Whiskies), and of course there's that ghastly set of rotten choppers. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Good Gulf Gas, phone 262

Good Gulf Gas, phone 262

Grand opening of my father's Gulf Gas station in Gulfport, Ms, circa 1955. The family's 2-door Ford station wagon to the right of the building would make two cross-country Mississippi to California trips in a few years before we finally settled in The Promised Land of southern California. The clown's outfit was covered with Gulf embroidered patches and he has poorly made-up. I was about 7 at this time. View full size.

Genevieve Hendricks, Decorator

Genevieve Hendricks, Decorator

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Hendricks Studio, exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bottle Baby: 1965

Bottle Baby: 1965

Remember the baby in Apple of His Eye? Here she is again, seemingly about to ingest something not quite so healthy, this time courtesy her dad. Another one of my friend's family photos that I'm scanning for her, posted with her permission. Again a 126 Instamatic Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Polarine: 1918

Polarine: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Franklin: 1916

U.S.S. Franklin: 1916

1916. "U.S.S. Franklin, used as training ship. Admiral Farragut's flagship." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Extra Credit: 1910

Extra Credit: 1910

Circa 1910. "Washington School for Boys." Whose curriculum seems to have been rather progressive. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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