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Motoress: 1921

Motoress: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Woodward & Lothrop window." Department store display with a motoring theme. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Wild Child: 1910

Wild Child: 1910

May 9, 1910. St. Louis, Missouri. "Johnnie Burns, a newsie who sells on Grand Avenue. 9 yrs old. Father says he is uncontrollable. Father also said his 4-year-old twins would be selling soon." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

A Captive Christmas: 1919

A Captive Christmas: 1919

December 1919. "Christmas tree at the District Jail, Washington, D.C., and some of the prisoners." National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Electric Santa: 1921

Electric Santa: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "H.I. Scharr Electric Co., front." Harry Scharr started out with a store at 711 13th Street N.W., then added a location at 739 11th Street. In 1927 he filed for bankruptcy. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Our Gang: 1908

Our Gang: 1908

"Game of craps. Cincinnati, Ohio. August 1908." Back in the good old days when kids made their own low-tech fun. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Xmas Anonymous: 1928

Xmas Anonymous: 1928

Washington circa 1928. "Christmas tree. No caption information, title devised by library staff." Click here for a closeup of the train set, which has a duck pond and a birdbath. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Man's Home: 1922

A Man's Home: 1922

Washington circa 1922. "349 22nd Street." National Photo. View full size.

 
 
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