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The Typist: 1917

The Typist: 1917

January 24, 1917. "Ethel Selansky, 15 years old. Typist for Standard Neckwear Co., 91 Essex Street, Boston." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Fort Myer: 1917

Fort Myer: 1917

Arlington, Virginia. "Fort Myer officers' training camp, 1917." Radio masts for the Navy's wireless station are in the background; the tallest measured some 600 feet. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wakefield Hall: 1926

Wakefield Hall: 1926

1926. "W.H. West Co., Wakefield." Wakefield Hall was "an imposing new apartment edifice" put up by W.H. West Co. at 15th and V streets N.W. in Washington. Rents: $60 to $160 a month. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Sally Forth: 1926

Sally Forth: 1926

"Sally Hews Phillips, 10/12/26." Sally was the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Ze Barney Phillips, rector of Epiphany Church in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

J.A.G.: 1917

J.A.G.: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Junior American Guard drilling." The tall boy is Randall Elliott. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Shopped Here: 1913

Washington Shopped Here: 1913

And Lincoln, too. Interior of the Apolonia Stuntz toy store on New York Avenue, seen from the outside in the previous post. View full size.

 

A. Stuntz: 1913

A. Stuntz: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Lincoln, Abraham. A. Stuntz." Apolonia Stuntz's "Fancy Store" at 1207 New York Avenue N.W., where Abraham Lincoln is said to have bought toys for his son Tad. A 1919 Washington Post article makes mention of the building's demise sometime the year before; much later, another article describes it as having been razed in 1933 to make room for a parking lot. View full size.

 
 
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