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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Long Goodie: 1925

Long Goodie: 1925

April 14, 1925. "Margaret Gorman with 'Long Goodie.' " Margaret, the Girl With the Crocodile Car, was the first-ever Miss America. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

953 Shepherd Street: 1920

953 Shepherd Street: 1920

Continuing our high-definition tour of Washington, D.C., real estate circa 1920. "Washington Herald. 953 Shepherd Street NW." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 953 Shepherd Street today.

 

Town and Country: 1913

Town and Country: 1913

June 28, 1913. Washington, D.C. "Massachusetts Avenue Heights." Woodland Drive at 32nd Street NW. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Pageboy Sam: 1924

Pageboy Sam: 1924

December 8, 1924. "Samuel Cletus Slemp, Senate page. Nephew of C. Bascom Slemp." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1928

This Won't Hurt a Bit: 1928

"Washington Sanitarium. Takoma Park, Maryland," circa 1928. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The doctor will see you now!

 

Dream Kitchen: 1920

Dream Kitchen: 1920

"Washington Times. Interior, Hamilton Street house" circa 1920. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

1921. "Margaret Gorman in Birmingham car." Whose reptilian body has an alligator finish. In 1921 Margaret was both the first Miss Washington, D.C., and the first Miss America. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 
 
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