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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

A Heavy Load: 1909

A Heavy Load: 1909

July 1909. Baltimore, Md. "One of the small boys in J.S. Farrand Packing Co. and a heavy load. J.W. Magruder, witness." Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Dutch Gap: 1864

Dutch Gap: 1864

November 1864. "Dutch Gap, Virginia. Bomb-proof quarters of Major Strong." Wet plate glass negative from photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864-April 1865. View full size.

 

Wyoming Avenue: 1920

Wyoming Avenue: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Herald -- Wyoming Avenue." Where is this house? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Rabbit: 1911

Washington Rabbit: 1911

Washington, D.C., 1911. "Mrs. J.R. Band with pet rabbit." Happy Easter from Shorpy! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Diamond Alkali: 1950ish

Diamond Alkali: 1950ish

Every photo needs a caption, please. View full size.

I Am the Egg Boy: 1950s

I Am the Egg Boy: 1950s

My cousin Stephen hunting Easter eggs at our grandmother's house in Anderson, Indiana. Probably the mid-1950s. Scanned from a 35mm Kodachrome transparency likely taken by our Aunt Lee. View full size.

You're Invited: 1930

You're Invited: 1930

From an old family scrapbook: "Come to our picnic and egg hunt at Bull Creek bridge Thursday April 17 1930 at 10 oclock." Inola, Oklahoma. View full size.

 
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