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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Officers' Mess: 1917

Officers' Mess: 1917

Arlington, Virginia, 1917. "Fort Myer officers' training camp mess." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Letter From Home: 1917

Letter From Home: 1917

"1917. Camp Meade, Maryland. Winter views." At ease in the barracks with news from the folks. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Throw a Pair: 1924

Throw a Pair: 1924

October 1, 1924. "Mogridge, Phillips & Martina buying baseball souvenirs." Washington players George Mogridge and Joe Martina with Under Secretary of State William Phillips at Griffith Stadium three days before the start of the World Series between the Nationals and Giants. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Inspection: 1917

Inspection: 1917

1917. "Camp Meade, Maryland. Miscellaneous views." What the garbage inspector said: "This place is a mess!" Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Nightline: 1920

Nightline: 1920

"Election night crowd at White House, November 1920." The chosen one was Warren Harding. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Unknown Soldiers: 1918

Unknown Soldiers: 1918

Washington circa 1918. The caption for this one is "no caption." Anybody here look familiar? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
Update: These officers were members of the Czech Legion; in the middle is Capt. Vladimir Hurban. Thanks to Anonymous and Stanton Square for this info.

 

Naked Lunch: 1920

Naked Lunch: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Barretta interior, 9 (maybe G) St." The nice thing about glazed wallpaper is it's so easy to keep clean. Nat'l Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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