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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Secretary of War: 1925

Secretary of War: 1925

October 14, 1925. "Sec. Dwight Davis & family after swearing in." Dwight Davis, Secretary of War in the Coolidge administration and a tennis champion in his younger years, is probably best remembered as founder of the Davis Cup. National Photo Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Elephant Walk: 1925

Elephant Walk: 1925

May 15, 1925. "Jane Davis, Jimmy Davis & Theodore Amussen." Jane and her brother, seen here yesterday, were the children of Labor Secretary James Davis. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Kodak Moment: 1926

Kodak Moment: 1926

1926. "Jimmie Jr., Jane, Joan, Jean Davis (Lee Hart job)." Dad James Davis was Secretary of Labor in the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover administrations before being elected to the Senate. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Miss Jane: 1923

Miss Jane: 1923

"Miss Jane [illegible], 1923." One of three images of Miss Jane in the archive. Who will be the first to identify our mystery aviatrix? National Photo glass negative. View full size. [The answer: Stanton Square reveals her to be Janet Moffett, daughter of Rear Admiral William Moffett.]

 

Annisquam Light: 1910

Annisquam Light: 1910

Circa 1910. "Annisquam Light. Gloucester, Massachusetts." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Stop and Go: 1917

Stop and Go: 1917

"District of Columbia, 1917. Traffic Stop and Go signs." Traffic safety in Washington with the Treasury building at left. Note the pedestrian-catcher on the streetcar. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Outer Line: 1864

The Outer Line: 1864

"December 16, 1864. Federal outer line. The War in the West. Gen. Hood before Nashville." Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 
 
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