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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

The First Lady: 1909

The First Lady: 1909

"Mrs. William Howard Taft." First Lady Helen Herron (Nellie) Taft at the H&E studios circa 1909. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Salvation Army: 1920

Salvation Army: 1920

Washington, D.C, circa 1920. "Salvation Army." At the intersection of E and Eighth streets N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

BFF: 1922

BFF: 1922

May 20, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Veronica & Miriam de Gracie," daughters of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lonsade de Gracie. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Miriam Battista: 1922

Miriam Battista: 1922

1922. Miriam Battista, child star of stage and screen, at age 10 in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Potomac Yard: 1925

Potomac Yard: 1925

Circa 1925. "Potomac Yards, Alexandria." The railyard just outside Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Allied Asphalt: 1923

Allied Asphalt: 1923

October 1923. Washington, D.C. "Allied Asphalt Products Co." Behind all that smelly hot tar and paving aggregate, under the compacted gravel -- a hidden world of glamour and intrigue! National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

White's Bog: 1910

White's Bog: 1910

September 28, 1910. White's Bog, Browns Mills, New Jersey. "Arnao family, 831 Catherine St., Rear #2. Whole family works. Jo is 3 years old. Boy is 6 years old, Girl is 9 years old. We found this family, children and all, working on Hichens farm, Cannon, Delaware, May 28th 1910, before school closed. This is the fourth week of school and the mother said they would be here for 15 or 20 days more. Witness, E.F. Brown." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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