Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C, circa 1921. "National Benefit Life Insurance, interior." Described in contemporary accounts as the nation's largest "colored insurance company." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, retouched to obscure whatever is on the wall behind that lamp in the corner. View full size.
Bloomington, Illinois, 1900. "Adlai Stevenson residence." Home of Grover Cleveland's vice president, congressman and grandfather of the presidential candidate. Also William Jennings Bryan's vice presidential running mate when this photo was taken. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.