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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Darn That Hammer: 1936

Darn That Hammer: 1936

"Rockville High School circa 1936." On the wall: "To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise." National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 

Fender-Bender: 1920

Fender-Bender: 1920

1920. "Autowreck, Sixth and H Streets NW." Tree meets T in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Amarillo, Texas: 1936

Amarillo, Texas: 1936

April 1936. "Dust storm. Note heavy metal signs blown out by wind. Amarillo, Texas." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Huck and Tom: 1936

Huck and Tom: 1936

July 1936. "Longview Homesteads. Longview, Washington." View full size. Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Resettlement Administration.

 

The Old Song and Dance: 1919

The Old Song and Dance: 1919

"Sidney Lust girls." Circa 1919, two of Washington, D.C., movie theater owner Sidney Lust's chorus girls, seen earlier out of costume. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Streets of Baltimore: 1904

Streets of Baltimore: 1904

Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. "Liberty & Lombard Streets, southwest limit of fire." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Scooped to Safety: 1924

Scooped to Safety: 1924

December 17, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Auto safety device demonstration. Inspector Albert Headley." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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