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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Daredevil: 1917

Daredevil: 1917

Washington, 1917. "J. Reynolds, performing acrobatic and balancing acts on high cornice above 9th Street N.W." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Mrs. Foote: 1933

Mrs. Foote: 1933

1933. "Mrs. Walter A. Foote, portrait with dog." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Captain Jack: 1925

Captain Jack: 1925

"Capt. Jack Hegarty, Georgetown squad, 1925." National Photo. View full size.

 

W.S.S.: 1917

W.S.S.: 1917

Washington , D.C., circa 1917. "W.S.S. poster." (Aha. So that's what it is!) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Hospital: 1924

The Hospital: 1924

Georgetown University Hospital, 35th Street N.W. in Washington, circa 1924. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Junior Preps: 1906

Junior Preps: 1906

1906. "Georgetown football (junior)." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

Pileup: 1925

Pileup: 1925

September 26, 1925. "Georgetown-Drexel Institute game." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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