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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Bottle Baby: 1965

Bottle Baby: 1965

Remember the baby in Apple of His Eye? Here she is again, seemingly about to ingest something not quite so healthy, this time courtesy her dad. Another one of my friend's family photos that I'm scanning for her, posted with her permission. Again a 126 Instamatic Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Polarine: 1918

Polarine: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

U.S.S. Franklin: 1916

U.S.S. Franklin: 1916

1916. "U.S.S. Franklin, used as training ship. Admiral Farragut's flagship." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Extra Credit: 1910

Extra Credit: 1910

Circa 1910. "Washington School for Boys." Whose curriculum seems to have been rather progressive. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Annex: 1918

The Annex: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dept. of Amplification: 1924

Dept. of Amplification: 1924

October 15, 1924. "Dedication of Francis Asbury statue, Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sanitary Lodge: 1865

Sanitary Lodge: 1865

April 1865. "Buildings of the Sanitary Commission Home Lodge for Invalid Soldiers, North Capitol Street near C Street." Wet plate glass negative from photographs of the U.S. Sanitary and Christian Commissions. View full size.

 
 
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