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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Initialized: 1922

Initialized: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Simplex, Public Library." Wearing the monogram of one C.E.M. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Louisville: 1906

Louisville: 1906

Circa 1906. "Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Demasted: 1899

Demasted: 1899

August 2, 1899. "Sloop Columbia, steel mast carried away." 8x10 inch glass negative by John S. Johnston, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Gypsy Camp: 1925

Gypsy Camp: 1925

Montgomery County, Maryland, 1925. "Fortune teller -- Glen Echo Park Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "The Brighton, 2123 California Street." Come play with us! 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

The Southern: 1919

The Southern: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Southern Apartments, 123 G Street S.W. Formerly a Civil War barracks, stood near jail." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Babes in Arms: 1919

Babes in Arms: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Children's Hospital." ("Nurse, the doctor said they need I.V.'s") National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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