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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Catholic U: 1915

Catholic U: 1915

Circa 1915. "Catholic University, Washington. Main building." Which has a certain Gothic majesty in monochrome. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Mrs. New Tunes In: 1924

Mrs. New Tunes In: 1924

January 14, 1924. "Mrs. Harry S. New," wife of the Postmaster General. This might be good fodder for a caption contest. Which commences right now with yours truly as the judge. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Vollrath Kid: 1923

The Vollrath Kid: 1923

Washington circa 1923. "Dulin & Martin window. Vollrath Co., Mrs. Varney." The store, which extended from 1215 F Street NW to the other side of the block at 1214-18 G, burned down in 1929. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Johnstons Branch Newsies: 1910

Johnstons Branch Newsies: 1910

St. Louis, Missouri. May 1910. "Newsies. Johnston's Branch adjoining Saloon at 10th & Cass Street." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Single, Looking to Hook Up: 1943

Single, Looking to Hook Up: 1943

Chicago, April 1943. "General view of part of the South Water street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad. Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. caboose." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Smith Storage: 1920

Smith Storage: 1920

Washington, 1920. "Smith Storage Co., 13th & U Streets N.W." With the motor truck gaining fast on the horse team. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Union Station: 1919

Union Station: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Union Station from air." Something special seems to be happening down there. National Photo Co. Collection. View full size.

 
 
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