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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Chevrolet City: 1922

Chevrolet City: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Barry-Pate Motor Co., Chevrolet, 2525 Sherman Avenue." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Ring: 1915

The Ring: 1915

Circa 1915. "Four dancing figures." Gelatin silver print by the pioneering Washington, D.C., photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Occupied Atlanta: 1864

Occupied Atlanta: 1864

1864. Atlanta, Georgia. "Atlanta railroad depot and yard; Trout House and Masonic Hall in background." From a series of photographs, "War in the West," made by George N. Barnard. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

"Sherman in Atlanta, September-November 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, General Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15."

 

A Lab and a Cab: 1937

A Lab and a Cab: 1937

Scanned from a print dated March 23, 1937. Colorized! View full size.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Dunigan auto." The residential developer D.J. Dunigan with some of his creations. In back is the house we saw earlier today. The car is a circa 1921 Velie Six. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Where the Dolls Loll: 1922

Where the Dolls Loll: 1922

July 15, 1922. "Wardman Park swimming pool." Yes, it's the well that never runs dry -- that new swimming pool at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cottage for Sale: 1921

Cottage for Sale: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Dunigan houses, 18th Street." Offered for sale by the developer D.J. Dunigan. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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