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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Brown Bobby: 1925

Brown Bobby: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "F.W. Grand store." So, the greaseless donut: Boon or abomination? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Anvil Chorus: 1905

Anvil Chorus: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905-1910. "McKinley School shop." Side note: The McKinley track team was called the Blacksmiths. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

East Room: 1910

East Room: 1910

The East Room of the White House circa 1910. So, where'd we put that feather duster? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 8x10 inches. View full size.

 

Come Fry With Me: 1918

Come Fry With Me: 1918

The caption for this circa 1918 photo is, somewhat unhelpfully, "no caption." We can say, however, that it's definitely food-related, and that the lady's hat has wings. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fins: 1961

Fins: 1961

Big brother and little brother pose in Mom's new 1961 Cadillac. Seems big brother did a little damage. View full size.

Monkey Dentist: 1924

Monkey Dentist: 1924

May 29, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Pulling monkey teeth." The dentist seems to be one Dr. Wells. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Semper Fido: 1925

Semper Fido: 1925

1925. "Sgt. Jiggs." The Marine Corps mascot in Washington, D.C., with an actual Marine. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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