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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

The Annex: 1918

The Annex: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dept. of Amplification: 1924

Dept. of Amplification: 1924

October 15, 1924. "Dedication of Francis Asbury statue, Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sanitary Lodge: 1865

Sanitary Lodge: 1865

April 1865. "Buildings of the Sanitary Commission Home Lodge for Invalid Soldiers, North Capitol Street near C Street." Wet plate glass negative from photographs of the U.S. Sanitary and Christian Commissions. View full size.

 

Leading Ladies: 1927

Leading Ladies: 1927

"Holton-Arms School." More Holton-Arms girls circa 1927 in Washington. Who'll be the first to put a name to a face? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

On the Beat: 1915

On the Beat: 1915

New York City circa 1910-1920. "Police Orchestra." Another view of New York's finest. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Police Brass: 1915

Police Brass: 1915

New York circa 1915. "Police tuba players." Shorpy is being beamed to you this week from on the road. (So far today from two WiFi enabled McDonald's parking lots along I-95. Posts and updates may be even more erratic than usual!) 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

District National: 1931

District National: 1931

"District National Bank, 1931." This one has a kind of Bonnie and Clyde vibe, don't you think? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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