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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Indianapolis: 1943

Indianapolis: 1943

September 1943. "Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station." Medium-format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 

Rent-a-Horse: 1865

Rent-a-Horse: 1865

April 1865. Washington, D.C. "John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th, where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1." From photographs pertaining to the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Efficiency Kitchen: 1917

Efficiency Kitchen: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Woodward & Lothrop kitchen." The lady might be one Mrs. A. Tackmeyer, "domestic science expert" of the General Chemical Co., makers of Ryzon Baking Powder. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Party Office: 1919

Party Office: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Woman suffrage. National Woman's Party, interior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Up and Down: 1919

Up and Down: 1919

1919. "Washington Monument, view from air." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Minute Service No. 1: 1925

Minute Service No. 1: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Minute Service Station, 17th & L streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Dog: 1865

Top Dog: 1865

March 1865. "City Point, Virginia. General U.S. Grant's horse Cincinnati." Wet plate glass negative, left half of stereograph pair. View full size.

 
 
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