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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

The Busy Corner: 1934

The Busy Corner: 1934

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Kann's Department Store." Pennsylvania Avenue at Eighth Street. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Office: 1926

The Office: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Joseph McReynolds -- National Publishing Co." Back office at the McReynolds auto parts and sales business. View full size.

 

A Fast Crowd: 1910

A Fast Crowd: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Georgetown Preparatory varsity track team." Dry plate glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

A Ball of Yarn: 1918

A Ball of Yarn: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Soldiers at Walter Reed." Harris & Ewing Collection dry-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Basin Ball: 1924

Basin Ball: 1924

July 10, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Push ball at Tidal Basin." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Candy Factory Kids: 1913

Candy Factory Kids: 1913

October 1913. Dallas, Texas. "A few of the young workers in Hughes Brothers Candy Factory, South Ervay Street. I counted five going and coming at night and at noon, that appeared to be from 12 to 15 years old. One girl told me that she is 13 years old, 'but we have to tell them we're 15. I run a chocolate machine.' " Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Light Reading: 1941

Light Reading: 1941

January 21, 1941. "Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Plaza, New York. Popular Room." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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