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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MONTSERRAT FUNICULAR RAILWAY, c. 1920

All This for $295

All This for $295

"Argo auto, price $295." The short-lived Argo automobile ("The car you've hoped for, at a price you never expected") at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington circa 1915. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Dangerous to Men: 1920

Dangerous to Men: 1920

1920. "Crandall's Savoy Lobby." In this Washington, D.C., movie theater, lobby cards for "Dangerous to Men," "Youthful Folly," "Reclaimed" and "Treasure Island." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

You're Soaking in It: 1920

You're Soaking in It: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Walter Reed physiotherapy story." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Delicious Cakes: 1922

Delicious Cakes: 1922

Washington circa 1922. "Food show. Ward exhibit." Among the tempting varieties of Ward's Cakes on display here: Silver Queen, Devils Dream, Kukuno, Creamy Spice, Sunkist Gold and Southern Pride. Plus Paradise Fruit Cake and something called "Homelike." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Jungle Flivver: 1922

Jungle Flivver: 1922

April 1922. "Oldsmobile window." The Model 47 "Smaller-Eight Super Sport," $2095 at Oldsmobile Sales Co., 1016-1018 Connecticut Avenue in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Clerical Army: 1924

The Clerical Army: 1924

From 1924, another view of clerks calculating the "soldiers' bonus" for the War Department. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Windows Vista: 1926

Windows Vista: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Toward St. Albans from 2400 16th Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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