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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Smell the Ham: 1937

Smell the Ham: 1937

College Park, Maryland, 1937. "Hams. The finished products. Miss Ruby Bresnahan, coed at the University, is allowed to inhale the aroma from the quickly aged ham held in the hand of Mr. Carroll." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Gettysburg: 1863

Gettysburg: 1863

July 1863. "Gettysburg, Pa. Three captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge following the Battle of Gettysburg." Wet plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Foundling Tots: 1921

Foundling Tots: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Foundling Hospital playroom." Another look at Lieutenant George Pickett III and tots at the Washington Asylum for Foundlings (generally, babies found after being abandoned by their mothers shortly after birth -- think basket on a doorstep with a note attached). Lieut. Pickett was manager of a fund drive that sought to raise $10,000 for the kids. View full size.

 

Flyboy: 1917

Flyboy: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Allied aircraft demonstration at polo grounds. Avro training plane designed by A.V. Roe of England. Lieut. Stephen Bonsal Jr., one of the young Army flyers who have entered the newest profession, that of airplane mail carrying, is the son of the former war correspondent and veteran newspaperman who is now a major attached to the general staff of the Army." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Got Meat?

Got Meat?

1917. Arlington, Virginia. "Fort Myer officer training camp mess." Vegan schmegan. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Par Avion: 1918

Par Avion: 1918

May 1918. Washington, D.C. "Air Mail, inauguration of service, polo grounds. Maj. R.H. Fleet beside Curtiss JN46H plane." Note the map tied to the major's leg. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Foundling Hospital: 1921

Foundling Hospital: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Foundling Hospital, playroom." Tots at the Washington Asylum for Foundlings, 1715 15th Street N.W., with their benefactor Lt. George Pickett 3rd. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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