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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

To FDR: 1918

To FDR: 1918

Washington, 1918. "Navy Dept. stores." Everything here seems to be addressed to "Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Asst. Sec. of Navy, c/o Naval Observatory." Who can hazard a guess as to what might be in these boxes? View full size.

 

Ambulance Depot: 1917

Ambulance Depot: 1917

1917. Washington, D.C. "Red Cross emergency ambulance station garage, 16th Street," conveniently next door to F.P. Jacobs, "electric horse-dog clipper." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Gallego Mills: 1865

Gallego Mills: 1865

April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. "Ruins of Gallego Mills." A water wheel in the Gallego flour mill on the James River after its destruction in the Great Fire of 1865, which consumed most of the buildings in Richmond's business district. Wet-plate glass negative by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

Rufus Returns: 1865

Rufus Returns: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." The group is back, slightly rearranged and expanded. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." As chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, Ingalls oversaw the huge supply depot at City Point. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

League of Nation: 1917

League of Nation: 1917

1917. Washington, D.C. "Congressional baseball game. President and Mrs. Wilson." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Gun: 1923

Big Gun: 1923

July 30, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Big gun." National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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