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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Eighty Million: 1914

Eighty Million: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Treasury Department Office of U.S. Treasurer. Reserve vault cash room packages seen in picture contain over 80 million dollars." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Lincoln, Nebraska: 1942

Lincoln, Nebraska: 1942

"Seed and feed store in Lincoln, Nebraska." Our third view of the Grand Grocery from 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon, OWI.

 

Only the Best: 1920

Only the Best: 1920

"Peoples Drug Store, exterior, 1107 G Street N.W." People's Drug No. 7 in Washington, D.C., circa 1920. View full size. National Photo glass negative.

 

Housing Boom: 1923

Housing Boom: 1923

1923. "Allied Asphalt Products Co., 4700 block of 8th St." The Joseph Shapiro Company Exhibit House at Eighth and Crittenden streets N.W. in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

After Hours: 1921

After Hours: 1921

"Mrs. McPherson, interior, Lansburgh." 1921 or 1922. The old Lansburgh department store in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Gearhead Heaven: 1926

Gearhead Heaven: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Standard Automotive Supply Co., 14th & S streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fun Between Times: 1909

Fun Between Times: 1909

January 1909. Macon, Georgia. "Doffer boys have lots of fun between times. (But get habits of irregular work.) This is the middle of the morning. Willingham Cotton Mills." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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