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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Imperial Wizard: 1925

Imperial Wizard: 1925

August 8, 1925. "Dr. H.W. Evans, Imperial Wizard." More from the KKK konklave. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

March on Washington: 1925

March on Washington: 1925

"KKK parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, August 8, 1925." From the Washington Post's report: "Phantom-like hosts of the Ku Klux Klan spread their white robe over the nation's most historic thoroughfare yesterday in one of the greatest demonstrations this city has ever known. . . . Police estimated that there were 30,000-35,000 in the weird procession -- men, women and children of the Klan." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Undeliverable: 1925

Undeliverable: 1925

July 28, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Undelivered mail of World War soldiers (crucifix in bottle)." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic Cam: 1915

Traffic Cam: 1915

"Woman in automobile circa 1915." From of a series of pictures showing National Photo owner Herbert E. French and friends on motor excursions in the D.C. area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Speed Racer: 1925

Speed Racer: 1925

July 18, 1925. Laurel, Maryland. "R.J. O'Connor, inter-city championship bicycle races, Laurel Speedway." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Team Players: 1906

Team Players: 1906

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1906. "Boys school baseball '06." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

February 5, 1865. "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil." Glass transparency; photograph by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 
 
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