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Holton-Arms Girls: 1925

Holton-Arms Girls: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Holton-Arms School, girls' basketball team." The bloomer-clad hoopsters of H-A. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Unlimited Texting: 1919

Unlimited Texting: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Underwood Typewriter Co." An interior view of the Underwood office on New York Avenue whose exterior we saw in the previous post. Really, who needs distracting windows when we have this marvelous artificial lighting? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Underwood Typewriter Co., 1413 New York Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Ring: 1927

The Ring: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Holton-Arms School playground." So what game would this be? All I can think of is "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. But I'm pretty sure this isn't that. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Radiology: 1920

Radiology: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Emergency Hospital interior." View full size.

 

Gunston Girls: 1905

Gunston Girls: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905. "Gunston Hall preparatory dept." Early approaches to prep-school bling. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In the Kitchen: 1919

In the Kitchen: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Kitchen, U.S. Fuel Administration." Deep in the belly of the bureaucracy. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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