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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Airplane Factory: 1918

Airplane Factory: 1918

"Alexandria (Va.) airplane factory, 1918." Possibly the Kendrick Aeroplane Co., an enterprise described here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Monumental: 1919

Monumental: 1919

1919. "National Museum, air view from Washington Monument." The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (domed building at right) nine years after its completion. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Margaret: 1925

Margaret: 1925

Next up in the Shorpy Sunday Night Cavalcade of Enigmatic Portraits Dated Dec. 12, 1925: "Miss Margaret Van Horn." National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Gotcha: 1925

Gotcha: 1925

December 12, 1925. "Mrs. May B. Hendley." I'll bet there's an interesting story here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Saucy Stories: 1920

Saucy Stories: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "O.J. DeMoll Co., Autocar truck." The cigar store has an interesting selection of magazines, including one called Saucy Stories. Mold-spotted National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Overstuffed: 1925

Overstuffed: 1925

"O.J. DeMoll, interior." The DeMoll furniture store at 12th and G streets N.W. in Washington circa 1925. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Wheels: 1917

Big Wheels: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Soterios Nicholson in auto." This "well-known Greek attorney" had a long and occasionally eventful career in Baltimore and Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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