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Vintage photos of:
1925. Washington, D.C. "Texas Co., Minute Service Station No. 8, Twining City." (Transcribed as "Turnning City" by the LOC.) Pennsylvania Avenue at Railroad Avenue S.E. near the Sousa Bridge. The pumps are marked Standard and Amoco. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Pittsburgh, August 1942. "The comforts of home looked pretty good to Navy Radioman John Marshall Evans and Sergeant French L. Vineyard, who spent Sunday with the family of their poster colleague George Woolslayer." Medium format negative negative by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.