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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Leviathan: 1926

Leviathan: 1926

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1926. "Southern R.R. Co. Crescent Locomotive 1396." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Semaphore: 1920

Semaphore: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Union Station signals and tracks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Petroleum Panorama: 1922

Petroleum Panorama: 1922

"Service station, First Street and Maryland Avenue." Spectacularly detailed view of the Capital Gasoline Station in Washington, D.C., in 1922. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View even larger.

 

Office Girls: 1925

Office Girls: 1925

Washington, D.C. "American Nature Association. Between 1910 and 1926." It's probably safe to say this is 1925. September 14, to be specific. A Monday (boo). View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Wired: 1925

Wired: 1925

Electrical circuits and motors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., circa 1925. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Free Air: 1920

Free Air: 1920

"North Capitol Tire Shop, 1919 or 1920." Approaching the camera: A two-horsepower biofuel vehicle. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Nipper at Bat: 1920

Nipper at Bat: 1920

"Ansell, Bishop & Turner window display. 1920." A Victrola dealer in Washington, D.C., puts Nipper in the game. View full size. National Photo Co. glass negative.

 
 
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