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Flo and Chuck: 1918

Flo and Chuck: 1918

New York. March 16, 1918. "Florence A. Young and Chas. P. Rigo." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Frosted Foods: 1935

Frosted Foods: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Interior of D.G.S. Store, 3300 Connecticut Avenue, Cathedral Mansions." An interesting look at some Birdseye Packing Co. "Frosted Foods." View full size. 8x10 safety negative, National Photo Co. Note that by 1935, National Photo has made the jump from glass to film as a recording medium. Resulting in a more modern, contrastier look but a little less detail.

 

The Drugstore: 1924

The Drugstore: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Cathedral Mansions drug store." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Rock On: 1926

Rock On: 1926

August 2, 1926. "Miss Marjorie Joesting." Marjorie, the future Mrs. Arthur Lange, was both Miss Washington, D.C., and a Miss America runner-up at Atlantic City in 1926. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Metropolitan Home: 1924

Metropolitan Home: 1924

Washington circa 1924. Living room of a model apartment at Cathedral Mansions. Take that, Ikea! View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Cathedral Mansions: 1924

Cathedral Mansions: 1924

Washington circa 1924. "Cathedral Mansions Grocery." The market at Cathedral Mansions, a multistory apartment complex on Connecticut Avenue that also had its own bakery and drugstore. View full size. National Photo glass negative.

 

God and Ford: 1924

God and Ford: 1924

Circa 1924, "Metropolitan Methodist Church, C Street, Washington, D.C." And the Ford building next door. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size. The church, at C Street NW and John Marshall Place, was abandoned and razed after the congregation moved to its Nebraska Avenue location in the 1930s. The 1905 Ford Motor Co. building on Pennsylvania Avenue was torn down in 1980.

 
 
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