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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Bus Stop: 1958

Bus Stop: 1958

Oakland, Calif., circa 1958. "Transit accident." Latest posting at the employment agency: "Immediate opening, one bus driver." The car: a 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Holiday Coupe. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Canoe Club: 1914

Canoe Club: 1914

On the banks of the Potomac circa 1914. "Summer camps: G. Whiz Canoe Club." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Cottage for Sale: 1919

A Cottage for Sale: 1919

        The beautiful residence of John M. Henderson, 3815 Ingomar street, Chevy Chase, was purchased last week by Frances H. Brady, through the realty firm of Hartung & Gibbons, at a consideration of $17,000. This property, which consists of a 12-room and 3-bath house with a double garage, is situated at one of the highest elevations in this subdivision.

-- News item, The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 1919

        In February 2014, this "enchanting, sun-filled Victorian", listed with six bedrooms and five baths, sold for $2.4 million.

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Star, 3815 Ingomar, Chevy Chase." 6x8 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Shady Rest: 1950

Shady Rest: 1950

Columbus, Georgia, or vicinity circa 1950, and another snap from the "Housing" series. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Sun City: 1910

Sun City: 1910

The Jersey Shore circa 1910. "St. Charles and Rudolf hotels, Atlantic City." From the heyday of the Boardwalk, parasol and rolling chair. View full size.

 

Fully Equipped: 1927

Fully Equipped: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Gardner roadster at Golden Gate Park." With all the right accessories. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tall Beer: 1900

Tall Beer: 1900

Milwaukee circa 1900. "Wisconsin Street and Pabst Building." The city's first sky­scraper, completed in 1891, demolished 1981. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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