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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

1925. Washington, D.C. "High school track meet at Central Stadium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Proviso Yard: 1942

Proviso Yard: 1942

December 1942. Proviso Yard, Chicago & North Western R.R. "A train, or 'cut,' being pushed out of a receiving yard toward the hump. A brakeman rides each train to signal the engineer in the locomotive at the rear." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

 

Dormitory: 1909

Dormitory: 1909

February 1909. Men's dormitory at the New York municipal lodging house. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

After the Bath: 1909

After the Bath: 1909

New York City municipal lodging house circa 1909. "After the bath." This is the answer to those wondering what you'd wear while your clothes were being fumigated overnight. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Grace's Garage: 1927

Grace's Garage: 1927

February 9, 1927. Washington, D.C. "Miss Grace Wagner, Central High School," out from under the car. National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Paramount Winners: 1925

Paramount Winners: 1925

May 25, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Winners, Paramount Motion Picture School." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Francis Rawling: 1921

Francis Rawling: 1921

1921, Washington D.C. "Francis Rawling, P.O. Club." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Any P.O. Club members out there?

 
 
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