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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Hobbled: 1917

Hobbled: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Dr. W.J. Davis, disabled auto." Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

City Point Wharf: 1865

City Point Wharf: 1865

1865. "City Point, Virginia. Wharf, Federal artillery, and anchored schooners." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

In the Cards: 1920

In the Cards: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Tabulating Machine Co." Our third look at the firm's equipment in action. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

We Were Young Once: 1910

We Were Young Once: 1910

Washington, D.C., ca. 1910. "Eaton School." H&E glass negative. View full size.

 

Punch It: 1920

Punch It: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Tabulating Machine Co." Our second look at the company's equipment. This installation is at the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Blazing Saddles: 1922

Blazing Saddles: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Shrine barbecue, October 21, 1922." A few more passes for medium-rare. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Birds of a Feather: 1916

Birds of a Feather: 1916

1916. "N.R. Wood of Smithsonian Institution mounting birds." Our second look at Nelson Wood in his natural habitat. Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 
 
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