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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1928

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1928

"Washington Sanitarium. Takoma Park, Maryland," circa 1928. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The doctor will see you now!

 

Dream Kitchen: 1920

Dream Kitchen: 1920

"Washington Times. Interior, Hamilton Street house" circa 1920. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

1921. "Margaret Gorman in Birmingham car." Whose reptilian body has an alligator finish. In 1921 Margaret was both the first Miss Washington, D.C., and the first Miss America. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Home Sweet Home Home Home

Home Sweet Home Home Home

District of Columbia, 1919 or 1920. "Washington Times, 609 to 637 Princeton Street." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Apparatus: 1929

Apparatus: 1929

August 24, 1929. "Donald H. Brooks, Bureau of Standards." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. So -- what's he doing?

 

Quality Apples: 1926

Quality Apples: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "National Apple Week. Sanitary Grocery." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Potomac Park: 1924

Potomac Park: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Potomac Park Apartments, 21st and C Streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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