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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

School Shoes: 1921

School Shoes: 1921

Washington circa 1921. "Berberich's, Seventh Street." The Berberich store at 1116-1122 Seventh Street N.W., "Washington's most progressive shoe house." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Mode: 1919

The Mode: 1919

Circa 1919, another Washington streetscape. "The Mode, 11th and F Streets." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

William Suarez Prieto: 1943

William Suarez Prieto: 1943

"To Ernest. Sincerely, William Suarez Prieto, Panama, 1943." There are two addresses for William, one in Panama City, Panama, the other in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba; and the words "agua dulce." View full size.

Either Oar: 1919

Either Oar: 1919

Washington circa 1919. "Bob Marmion." Robert "Bob" Marmion, on the right, and an unidentified partner. With canoe paddles from Walford's Sporting Goods. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Standard Automotive: 1926

Standard Automotive: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Standard Automotive Supply Co., 14th & S streets N.W." We've seen the interior here. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

A Day at the Races: 1918

A Day at the Races: 1918

June 1, 1918. Six of the eight contestants in the 100-mile Harkness Handicap on Sheepshead Bay Motor Speedway's two-mile wooden oval in Brooklyn, New York. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Louis Chevrolet: 1918

Louis Chevrolet: 1918

June 1, 1918. French driver Louis Chevrolet and mechanic in their Frontenac at the Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Brooklyn, racing in the Harkness Handicap. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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