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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

The Inner Childs: 1920

The Inner Childs: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Peyse & Patzy[?]. Childs Restaurant." Acres of white tile for that hygienic, sanitary look. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Childs Restaurant, 1423 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Miss Stamper: 1917

Miss Stamper: 1917

January 31, 1917. "Stamping labels. Boston Index Card Co., 113 Purchase Street." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Biometrics: 1918

Biometrics: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. Sailor Noonan's ordeal in Room 403 continues: "Navy department, intelligence bureau, finger-print department clerks: Blanche Donahue, James A. Noonan, Marie S. Dahm, Blanche G. Stansbury, Mrs. G.G. Boswell." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Garbage Out: 1917

Garbage Out: 1917

1917. "Camp Meade, Maryland. Miscellaneous views." Ashcans and garbage at the mess hall. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Print My Finger: 1918

Print My Finger: 1918

Washington, 1918. "U.S. Navy Intelligence Bureau. Fingerprint department clerks James A. Noonan, Mrs. G.G. Boswell." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

Haute Cuisine: 1920

Haute Cuisine: 1920

"No caption." Rooftop dining somewhere near the Washington Monument circa 1920. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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