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

Marvel Rea: 1919

Marvel Rea: 1919

"Mack Sennett Girl," circa 1919. Actress Marvel Rea, one of film producer Mack Sennett's well-rounded "bathing girls," in somewhat moldy National Photo glass negative. From a series of pictures using cars and tires as props. View full size.

 

Baked Lunch: 1918

Baked Lunch: 1918

Washington circa 1918. "Food Administration cafeteria." The lima bean soup looks delicious. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Meat Train: 1918

Meat Train: 1918

Circa 1918. "Food Administration home economics demonstration rail car, University of Illinois." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Washday Miracle: 1920

Washday Miracle: 1920

"Union Barber Supply, washing machine, circa 1920." A look at the innards of the contraption posted yesterday -- a laundry tub with electric motor attached to a rotating wood drum in one compartment for washing, and a wringer on the other side for drying. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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