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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Eight Skirts to the Wind: 1925

Eight Skirts to the Wind: 1925

June 30, 1925. "National American Ballet." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Culpeper: 1862

Culpeper: 1862

August 1862. "Culpeper Court House, Virginia. Railroad depot." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, Bull Run, second Battle of Bull Run. Wet plate negative, half of stereo pair, by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Old Baldy: 1863

Old Baldy: 1863

October 1863. "Culpeper, Virginia. Gen. George G. Meade's horse, Baldy." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Scared of School: 1908

Scared of School: 1908

September 1908. Grafton, West Virginia. "Tipple Boy and Drivers. Maryland Coal Co. mine near Sand Lick. Boy with mule was afraid at first to be in the picture; another boy said he feared we might make him go to school." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Frolic on the Potomac: 1924

Frolic on the Potomac: 1924

July 10, 1924. "Pushball at Tidal Basin." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

In Training: 1924

In Training: 1924

"Boxer at Washington Barracks, 1924." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Signals: 1920

Signals: 1920

"Union Station tracks, Washington, circa 1920." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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