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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • MONTSERRAT FUNICULAR, c. 1920

Radio Girl: 1925

Radio Girl: 1925

1925. Winding transformer coils at the Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Model Student: 1940

A Model Student: 1940

Circa 1940. "Montgomery High School, Maryland." Some of these students also seen here. National Photo Company Collection film negative. View full size.

 

Fun Noir: 1905

Fun Noir: 1905

"Luna Park at night." Third in a series of Detroit Publishing glass negatives showing the Coney Island attraction at night circa 1905. View full size.

 

Home Depot: 1910

Home Depot: 1910

September 1910. "Boys working for Hickok Lumber Company. Burlington, Vermont." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Anacostia Artistes: 1939

Anacostia Artistes: 1939

Washington, 1939. "Anacostia High School. Art class." A veritable rainbow of grays. National Photo Company Collection safety film negative. View full size.

 

The Office: 1912

The Office: 1912

November 1912. "Government Printing Office, Washington." This looks like it might be a nice place to work. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic These Days: 1917

Traffic These Days: 1917

Washington circa 1917. This is, as far as we know, our final glimpse of the Haynes roadster before it motors on its way down 14th Street into eternity. If the darn umbrella ever changes. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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