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Washington. D.C., 1928. "Miss Irene Juno interprets the action pictured on the screen at Keith's Theater on the new $30,000 Wurlitzer orchestral unit recently installed to give the films added potency." Up next: "I'm Looking Around (For a Mate)." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.