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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Pennyland: 1928

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Pennyland: 1928

1928. At the Glen Echo amusement park in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Dancing Queen: 1952

Dancing Queen: 1952

Big sister, a vision in turquoise tulle. Somewhere in the United States circa 1952. Found 35mm Kodachrome transparency, Set 2. View full size.

Yankees Hoops: 1923

Yankees Hoops: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Yankees, 1923." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Davis, Class of 1924

Davis, Class of 1924

Washington, D.C. "Davis, Gallaudet '24." Another Gallaudet University basketball player. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Cal and Liz: 1927

Cal and Liz: 1927

April 28, 1927. "Tiny tot gives President Coolidge flood relief contribution. Little Elizabeth Anne Stitt, daughter of Theodore Stitt, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, presents Mr. Coolidge with the first 'buddy' poppy of the season." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Woodrow Wilson: 1923

Woodrow Wilson: 1923

"Wilson in Automobile." The former president in 1923, the year before his death. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Go Ahead: 1943

Go Ahead: 1943

January 1943. Calumet City, Illinois. Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad switchman demonstrating signal with a fusee, used at twilight and dawn, when visibility is poor. This signal means "go ahead." View full size. Caption and 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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