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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • A GAME CROP IS A COMMUNITY ASSET

The Corner Store: 1932

The Corner Store: 1932

Circa 1932. "United Food Stores." Whitman's Market at A and Sixth streets S.E. in Washington. National Photo Company safety film negative. View full size.

 

Telco Group: 1928

Telco Group: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Cheasapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., Willard Hotel." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Katharine Graham: 1927

Katharine Graham: 1927

February 19, 1927. "Katharine Meyer." Daughter of Eugene Meyer and, as the widow of Donald Graham, future publisher of the Washington Post. Also probably the only subject of a Shorpy post that I've ever seen in person. View full size.

 

Brown Bobby: 1925

Brown Bobby: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "F.W. Grand store." So, the greaseless donut: Boon or abomination? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Anvil Chorus: 1905

Anvil Chorus: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905-1910. "McKinley School shop." Side note: The McKinley track team was called the Blacksmiths. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

East Room: 1910

East Room: 1910

The East Room of the White House circa 1910. So, where'd we put that feather duster? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 8x10 inches. View full size.

 

Come Fry With Me: 1918

Come Fry With Me: 1918

The caption for this circa 1918 photo is, somewhat unhelpfully, "no caption." We can say, however, that it's definitely food-related, and that the lady's hat has wings. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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