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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

The Tubularity: 1940

The Tubularity: 1940

October 1940. "Painting the cylinders of aircraft motors at the Pratt & Whitney plant. East Hartford, Conn." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Tim's Room: 1946

Tim's Room: 1946

October 29, 1946. "Paul Mellon, residence in Upperville, Virginia. Tim's room." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Turbine Hall: 1930

Turbine Hall: 1930

Maryland circa 1930. "Conowingo Hydroelectric Plant. Turbine hall, seven turbines in Line II." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Upward Bound: 1924

Upward Bound: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Oldsmobile touring sedan." Latest entry on the Shorpy Roster of Defunct Dreadnoughts. Glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

All a Board: 1899

All a Board: 1899

Minnesota circa 1899. "Winona, a sawmill plant." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Signpost Up a Head: 1927

The Signpost Up a Head: 1927

Fredericksburg, Va., circa 1927. "Tenement, 203 Charlotte St., residence of 'Gover­nor Hill.' Photo taken on commission from Mrs. Devore of Chatham." Note the head-on-a-pike signage. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Chinese Characters: 1925

Chinese Characters: 1925

Mah Jong Game Fantasy

Colorful Chinese Legend Enacted
With Society Girls as Human Tiles.

Feb. 6, 1925. "Three Washington society buds in spectacle. The misses Beatrice McLean (left), debutante daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Ridley McLean; Helen Thompson; and Eugenie LeJeune, daughter of General and Mrs. John A. LeJeune; all members of the 'Group of the Winds' who will take part in the human 'Game of Mah Jongg, The Great Dramatic Spectacle,' to be presented for the first time in the Washington Auditorium under the auspices of the Belleau Wood Memorial Association." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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