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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

In Surgery: 1922

In Surgery: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Surgery #16." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Shorthanded: 1920

Shorthanded: 1920

1920. "Washington School for Secretaries classroom." Our second look at the school's facilities. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Girls' Hoops: 1917

Girls' Hoops: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Friends School. Girls basketball team." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Maryland Packers: 1909

Maryland Packers: 1909

July 1909. "Some of the workers in a Maryland packing company." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

We Are the Champions: 1913

We Are the Champions: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Technical High School. Football team." Some of the nicest chaps you'd ever want to meet. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Gramma and Grampa: 1948

Gramma and Grampa: 1948

I've always been really fond of this picture. It was taken on the day of my grandparents' wedding in 1948. My grandmother was 21 at the time and my grandfather was 22. View full size.

Low Rider: 1942

Low Rider: 1942

December 1942. "Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the Chicago & North Western RR's Proviso Yard." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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