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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MARS EXPLORERS WANTED

Rialto: 1925

Rialto: 1925

Washington circa 1925. "Rialto Theatre truck." With the U.S. Treasury as a backdrop. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sunshine Laundry: 1920

Sunshine Laundry: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Sunshine Laundry." The new plant of the Arcade Laundry and Sunshine Dry Cleaning and Dyeing Co. on Lamont Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Back From the War: 1918

Back From the War: 1918

Washington circa 1918. "Walter Reed Hospital." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

We Deliver Free-Freely: 1920

We Deliver Free-Freely: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, H and 8th Street N.E., night." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Insane: 1917

Insane: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "St. Elizabeths, government hospital for the insane." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Jersey Hotties: 1911

Jersey Hotties: 1911

July 11, 1911. "On beach near Casino, Asbury Park." Anyone up for a nice cold lemonade? 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Marcella Hart: 1943

Marcella Hart: 1943

April 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Mrs. Marcella Hart, mother of three, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse. Chicago & North Western R.R." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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