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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

Iron Maiden: 1930

Iron Maiden: 1930

May 1930. Washington, D.C. "American Road Builders Association -- earth-moving shovel." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Shoreham: 1932

The Shoreham: 1932

Washington, D.C., circa 1932. "Shoreham Hotel from across Calvert Street." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Weʼre Blasé: 1894

Weʼre Blasé: 1894

Circa 1894. "Fritz Reuter." The Washington, D.C., hotelier and his children Fritz and Gertrude. 5x7 glass negative by the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Schenley Park: 1910

Schenley Park: 1910

Pittsburgh circa 1910. "Schenley Park Bridge and the 'Tick' (Carnegie-Mellon University)." A carnival atmosphere (note loop-the-loop) in the park at right. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chew Sing: 1915

Chew Sing: 1915

The Bay Area circa 1915. "Chew Sing produce truck." The Fresh Fruit Ford. 8x6 inch glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. View full size.

 

Court House Place: 1908

Court House Place: 1908

Springfield, Mass., circa 1908. "Court House Place -- Court Square Theatre Building and Court Square Hotel." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Moppet Show: 1925

The Moppet Show: 1925

June 1925. Washington, D.C. "Takoma News." We need two more girls for the kiddie conga line. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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