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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Pterodactyl: 1922

Pterodactyl: 1922

January 18, 1922. More of the "Naval Curtiss bombing plane" at Fort McNair. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Tom Hook: 1924

Tom Hook: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Tom Hook, Eastern High, 1924." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

January 18, 1922. Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. "Naval Curtiss bombing plane at War College." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Tax Man: 1929

Tax Man: 1929

May 20, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Secretary Mellon laying cornerstone of Internal Revenue building." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

D.C. Dog Catcher: 1924

D.C. Dog Catcher: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Dog catchers." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Four Pots a Day: 1913

Four Pots a Day: 1913

February 1913. Bluffton, S.C. Oyster shuckers at Lowden Canning. "Ten-year old Frank. Shucks four pots a day." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Lt. Custer and Pvt. Pup: 1862

Lt. Custer and Pvt. Pup: 1862

May 20, 1862. "The Peninsula, Virginia. The staff of Gen. Fitz-John Porter; Lts. William G. Jones and George A. Custer reclining." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war: the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Wet plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair, by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 
 
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