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Throwing the Switch: 1929

Throwing the Switch: 1929

February 27, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Testing installation for radio broadcast of the Inauguration." On the eve of the Great Depression, a sound check for the presidency of Herbert Hoover. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Letter Opener: 1916

Letter Opener: 1916

1916. Washington, D.C. "Post Office Department, opening machine." If you have sharp eyes and don't mind a little sleuthing, there is an interesting story to be gleaned here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mailometer: 1916

Mailometer: 1916

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Post Office Department, sealing machine." Which is a Mailometer. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Slaves Reunion: 1916

Slaves Reunion: 1916

Washington, D.C., circa 1916. "Slaves reunion. Lewis Martin, age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, age 104; Amy Ware, age 103; Rev. Simon P. Drew, born free." Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, 921 N Street N.W. View full size.

 

John Henry: 1863

John Henry: 1863

October 1863. Bealeton, Virginia. "John Henry, servant, at headquarters, 3d Army Corps, Army of the Potomac." Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Monticello: 1916

Monticello: 1916

Albemarle County, Virginia, circa 1916. "Outbuilding, Monticello. Estate of Thomas Jefferson." This is the North Pavilion, the last building constructed at Monticello. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Typist: 1917

The Typist: 1917

January 24, 1917. "Ethel Selansky, 15 years old. Typist for Standard Neckwear Co., 91 Essex Street, Boston." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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