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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Streetscape: 1923

Streetscape: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Victor Building, Ninth Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Klim to Go: 1921

Klim to Go: 1921

"James L. Owens & Sons." A sidecar of Klim at the Pan American Union in Washington circa 1921. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Scottish Rite Cathedral: 1920

Scottish Rite Cathedral: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Shrine Temple, Third and E streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Washington Noir: 1926

Washington Noir: 1926

"Pennsylvania Avenue at night." A wintry Washington, D.C., scene circa 1926. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Nine to Five: 1926

Nine to Five: 1926

"Bureau of Identification, Department of Justice." LOC date: "1916 or 1917." Wall calendar: June 1926. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

The Home of Low Prices: 1920

The Home of Low Prices: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920 or 1921. "People's Drug Store, interior, 804 H Street N.E." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Senta's Sextant: 1942

Senta's Sextant: 1942

September 1942. "Learning how to determine latitude by using a sextant is Senta Osoling, student at Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles. Navigation classes are part of the school's program for training its students for specific contributions to the war effort." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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