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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Heads of Government: 1923

Heads of Government: 1923

May 5, 1923. "George Marshall, dean of taxidermists at the National Museum, with some of the historic White House trophies which he is at present renovating." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Recipe: 1923

The Recipe: 1923

"Two women in kitchen. May 8, 1923." Not just any old kitchen, this is the laboratory where Odessa Dow conducted her ground-breaking baking research. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Nate Greene: 1918

Nate Greene: 1918

"Greene statue circa 1918." Henry Kirke Brown's bronze of the Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene, in a Washington, D.C., park or square whose name we can't quite remember. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

J.C. Flood: 1926

J.C. Flood: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "J.C. Flood truck. Ford Motor Co." The J.C. Flood Plumbing business is still going strong in the Washington area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dead Wringer: 1920

Dead Wringer: 1920

"Union Barber Supply washing machine circa 1920." All I can say here is watch your fingers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

All the Conveniences: 1920

All the Conveniences: 1920

Another view of the circa 1920 kitchen from the previous post. The complicated-looking range-and-boiler combination seems to have been popular at the time. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Restoration Hardware: 1920

Restoration Hardware: 1920

New construction with the latest in kitchens in the Washington, D.C., area circa 1920. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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