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

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.

 

Bat Nelson: 1911

Bat Nelson: 1911

Battling ("Bat") Nelson in New York in 1911. Our second look at the scrappy lightweight boxing champ. G.G. Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

This Old House: 1918

This Old House: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Old house, Md. Ave. N.E. Built by Thomas Taylor in 1876." The caption says Maryland Avenue, but the street sign indicates otherwise. Thought I'd better post this before any more chunks of the glass negative (or house) fall off. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Road Locomotive: 1925

Road Locomotive: 1925

"Crawford Paving Co." The third and final image from this series showing a Barber steamroller circa 1925. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922

"Miss Cecelia [Cecilia] O'Dea, 1922." Cecelia, who played the piano and sang, had her name in the pages of the Washington Post maybe a dozen times, usually as an accompanist or soloist at recitals and such. Now, 80 years later, here's her picture. Take it away, Cecelia. National Photo Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Flattenator II

Flattenator II

"Crawford Paving Co." Another look at that Barber steamroller circa 1925 in D.C. Watch your fingers, kids. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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