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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WE LOVE PEACE FERVENTLY: CHINA 1952

Trick-or-Treat: 1957

Trick-or-Treat: 1957

Halloween 1957, or "Tterrace and the Haunted Door Lock." Must be a dry run, since it's still daylight outside. My sister did the pumpkin decoration with an early felt-tip marker, and took this 2-1/4 square transparency. I'm 11. View full size.

Moonshine: 1920

Moonshine: 1920

"Jordan Piano Co., moonshine window." Circa 1920, another fall-themed window display at Jordan Piano in Washington, D.C. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Truckin': 1927

Truckin': 1927

1927. "Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor) Treasury cars." A trio of trucks belonging to the Treasury Department in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Music for Your Halloween Party

Music for Your Halloween Party

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Jordan Piano Co. window, Halloween display." So you say you're having a Halloween party without a Victrola? Let us help before it's too late. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

But Wait, There's More: 1923

But Wait, There's More: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. The Hub furniture store at Seventh and D Streets N.W. Free with any kitchen cabinet: One each of 74 "nationally known food products." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Heads Up: 1908

Heads Up: 1908

New York circa 1908. "J.R. Bradley's animal trophies." Another view of the 67th Street duplex belonging to millionaire casino owner, big-game hunter and polar explorer John Bradley. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Lollipop Orphans: 1924

Lollipop Orphans: 1924

August 21, 1924. "Orphans at Tidal Basin -- Sgt. Jasper Post #13, American Legion." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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