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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Stoneleigh Court: 1925

Stoneleigh Court: 1925

Washington, D.C., in 1925. "Stoneleigh Court, L Street N.W." For some reason I feel like Jimmy Stewart here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

The Kaiser Comes Calling: 1912

The Kaiser Comes Calling: 1912

1912. "German port call. U.S. battleship in Hampton Roads to greet German squadron." Harris & Ewing Co. glass negative. View full size | More here.

 

Police Call Box: 1912

Police Call Box: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. "Police Call Box." Finally we have a closeup of a mysterious item of street furniture on view in many of our urban scenes -- what looks like a streetlight with a dark globe. These were telephones with a direct line to the police station. When a call went out, the red illuminated globe showed arriving officers where help was needed. This one was downtown at 13½ and D streets N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Be Prepared: 1912

Be Prepared: 1912

Washington, D.C. "Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Unknown Toddler: 1910

The Unknown Toddler: 1910

"Child." An enigmatic urchin in Xmasy attire circa 1910 in Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

King Street: 1910

King Street: 1910

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1910. "King Street looking north." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Manzanar Volleyball: 1943

Manzanar Volleyball: 1943

1943. "Manzanar Relocation Center, California. Japanese-American women playing volleyball." 4.5 x 3 inch nitrate negative by Ansel Adams. View full size.

 
 
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