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Drug Warehouse: 1921

Drug Warehouse: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Warehouse, People's Drug Store." Next door to the Knights of Columbus Evening School Garage in what seems to be the auto-repair district. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Marble Collegiate: 1907

Marble Collegiate: 1907

October 1907. "Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue, New York." Be there at 11 Sunday morning on Oct. 6 (today!) for Dr. Burwell's sermon, "The King's Outriders." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Sleeps Two: 1920

Sleeps Two: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers touring car on Eddy Street." Equipped with what seems to be a bed. 5x7 negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Dorchester Heights: 1931

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Dorchester Heights: 1931

May 26, 1931. Beantown from above: "Boston, South End. Dorchester Heights from Gas Building." 4x5 film negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Boston Marbles: 1920

Boston Marbles: 1920

Boston circa 1920. "Marble contest on Boston Common." With a sizable gallery, considering the sport. 4x5 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Nash Wash: 1955

Nash Wash: 1955

In the spring of 1955, Bert and Iva's son George brought his new wife, Arax, and their 1948 Nash Ambassador home to 1022 S. 8th Street in Wausau, Wisconsin. Wonder if she also washed Bert's Hudson in the background? Kodachrome slide. Part of the Bert's Slides Collection. (Bert loved cars.) View full size.

Urban Castle: 1921

Urban Castle: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Southeast corner, Connecticut Avenue and I Street at 17th N.W." The former Army & Navy Club, which by the 1920s housed a number of medical and dental offices. 8x6 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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