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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Canoe Club: 1924

Canoe Club: 1924

1924. Washington Canoe Club rowers on the Potomac near the recently finished Key Bridge and older Aqueduct Bridge. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

June 18, 1925. "Miss Margaret Zolnay." Our second look at this beguiling ballerina. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Medium on M Street: 1937

Medium on M Street: 1937

December 1937. At 703 M Street in Washington we have Madame LaBey, reader of palms and dispenser of advice "on all affairs of life." She's clairvoyant, but ring the doorbell anyway. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon.

 

Hello Trouble: 1937

Hello Trouble: 1937

December 1937. Midcity Cinema at 1223 Ninth Street NW in Washington, D.C. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Dee's Cafe: 1941

Dee's Cafe: 1941

July 1941. "On the Main Street of Cascade, Idaho." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Washington, August 1923. "Star orphan excursion." View full size. 4x5 glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Furnished Rooms: 1937

Furnished Rooms: 1937

April 1937. "Rooming house in slum district, Washington, D.C." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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