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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Birthday Party with Grandma, 1953

Birthday Party with Grandma, 1953

My cousins, Oak Park, Illinois. 1953. Tom (left) is the Birthday Boy. 35mm slide. View full size. The living room was seen earlier in this post.

B.E.P.: 1929

B.E.P.: 1929

June 26, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Bureau of Engraving and Printing." Note the many mercury-discharge lamps. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. Gustav Buchholz's Occidental hotel and restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. Just out of frame to the left would be Childs' Restaurant, seen a few posts back. Rising on the right is the Willard Hotel. View full size.

 

Women's Lounge: 1913

Women's Lounge: 1913

Circa 1913. "Bureau of Engraving and Printing." This would seem to be the ladies' lunchroom. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rag Washer: 1915

Rag Washer: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Rag washer." This is probably at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Measure of a Man: 1917

The Measure of a Man: 1917

1917. "U.S. Army. Physical examination." Our second look at this young man's initiation into the Army. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Hard Copy Exterior: 1962

Hard Copy Exterior: 1962

A garden, a deck, a barbecue, the family dog and the papers. My father, after a day at work, relaxes in his domain in 1962. You don't get more echt than this. He created the deck and the lattice fence as well as surrounding gardens, a very small portion of which is at the top. Our BBQ seems starkly low-tech these days. No starter fluid for Father; that's a box of kindling at the bottom. Snapped with my Kodak Brownie Starmite. View full size.

 
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