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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Radiators R Us: 1920

Radiators R Us: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Wittstatt radiator shop, 13th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Market Watch: 1921

Market Watch: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Center Market, 9th Street wing." Bananas, dancing and roller skating. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

End of the Line: 1921

End of the Line: 1921

July 15, 1921. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "House of street cars." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cruisin' 1968

Cruisin' 1968

Indianapolis, 1968. My brother Dan on his Schwinn along with sister Beth on her trike, in the alley next to our house. Our cousin David is back by the fence. We were all dressed up for our youngest brother's Baptism. View full size.

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963

This picture of my dad was taken on Christmas Day, 1963. I thought it fitting to post this after seeing tterrace's tricycle picture. I guess the whole dressing up like a cowboy and riding tricycles thing was popular for a while. View full size.

Highway Lighthouse: 1926

Highway Lighthouse: 1926

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1926. "Montgomery County Motor Co." What caught my eye is the "Highway Lighthouse" on the left, emblazoned with an ad for Studebakers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Grandfather's Oldsmobile

Grandfather's Oldsmobile

Grandpa washing the Oldsmobile. This was taken during the mid '50s in Los Angeles. Scanned from a medium format safety negative. View full size.

 
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