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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Road Locomotive: 1925

Road Locomotive: 1925

"Crawford Paving Co." The third and final image from this series showing a Barber steamroller circa 1925. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922

"Miss Cecelia [Cecilia] O'Dea, 1922." Cecelia, who played the piano and sang, had her name in the pages of the Washington Post maybe a dozen times, usually as an accompanist or soloist at recitals and such. Now, 80 years later, here's her picture. Take it away, Cecelia. National Photo Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Flattenator II

Flattenator II

"Crawford Paving Co." Another look at that Barber steamroller circa 1925 in D.C. Watch your fingers, kids. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

The Happy Homemaker: 1922

The Happy Homemaker: 1922

September 6, 1922. "Miss Elizabeth U. Hoffman." Who might be one teacup short of a place setting. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Flattenator: 1925

The Flattenator: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Crawford Paving Co." Steamroller made by Barber Asphalt Paving of Buffalo, N.Y. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Fancy Fruits: 1925

Fancy Fruits: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Semmes Motor Co. George K. Chaconas & Co. truck." A Dodge delivery van for the grocery owned by George Chaconas. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Two Fine Fillies: 1925

Two Fine Fillies: 1925

April 18, 1925. "Miss Louise Ireland & Miss Helen Marye." Last seen in the previous post on a tricycle with a big bow in her hair, 10 years later Helen has graduated to polo ponies and a bobbed 'do. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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