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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Turning Point: 1913

Turning Point: 1913

February 28, 1913. "Woman suffrage. Greeting hikers arriving from New York." The scene at Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street in Washington. From the pages of the Washington Post: "General" Rosalie Jones and her suffrage "army" marched triumphantly into the Capital shortly before noon yesterday, through the Capitol grounds and down Pennsylvania avenue, with an escort of local enthusiasts and citizens which fairly choked the streets and delayed traffic. It was one of the most remarkable street demonstrations ever seen here." The bunting is decoration for the upcoming presidential inauguration. View full size.

 

Your Grocer's Dairy Case

Your Grocer's Dairy Case

Supermarket dairy case circa 1950. You'll get change back from your half-dollar if you purchase a dozen eggs. View full size.

Young America: 1959

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Young America: 1959

Circa 1959. "Swimming pool." Not just any swimming pool, but an Esther Williams prefab above-ground swimming pool. I wonder if any of these survive. Color transparency by Frank Scherschel, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

Super Giant: 1964

Super Giant: 1964

1964. The Super Giant supermarket in Rockville, Maryland. Color transparency by John Dominis, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

Fine & Dandy: 1912

Fine & Dandy: 1912

1912. "Democratic National Convention, Baltimore. Bennett Clark, son of Champ Clark." Beauchamp Clark, favored to win the presidential nomination, ended up losing it to Woodrow Wilson. Son Joel Bennett Clark represented Missouri in the Senate from 1933 to 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

Mrs. Slater, Miss Moore: 1916

1916. "Woman's National Service School, under woman's section, Navy League. Mrs. Slater and Miss Moore." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

A Little Off the Middle: 1922

A Little Off the Middle: 1922

Circa 1922, another entry in the "Surgery" series, this one pre-op. The laundry mark on the towel says "Vets Hospital No. 11 (or maybe 17) Washington D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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