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

Tap Contest: 1926

Tap Contest: 1926

April 15, 1926. "Typewriting contest at Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Dept." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

War Kitchen: 1918

War Kitchen: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Food Administration War Kitchen, 926 McPherson Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In Stitches: 1922

In Stitches: 1922

Circa 1922. "Surgery #20." The operation at this unnamed hospital seems to have been a success. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Chuck Wagon: 1918

Chuck Wagon: 1918

"Army kitchen circa 1918." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Dead Letter Office: 1925

Dead Letter Office: 1925

March 25, 1925. "Frank C. Staley and Frank H. Bushby of Dead Letter Office, P.O. Dept." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mouat Mine, Montana: 1942

Mouat Mine, Montana: 1942

August 1942. Stillwater County, Montana. "Development at the site of the mill for the Mouat Chromite mine. Mouat was recently constructed at the foot of one of the higher peaks in Stillwater County." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Cowboys

Cowboys

I picked up this "instant relatives" pic at an antique shop in Southern California a number of years ago. Just couldn't pass up these handsome gents... for only 25 cents! Am guessing it was taken in the 1950's, but any info on the who, where & when for this photo would be greatly appreciated. View full size.

 
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