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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

District National: 1931

District National: 1931

"District National Bank, 1931." This one has a kind of Bonnie and Clyde vibe, don't you think? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Poised to Make a Splash: 1930

Poised to Make a Splash: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Marjorie Webster School swimmers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

On the Street Where You Live: 1923

On the Street Where You Live: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Allied Asphalt Products Co., 3402 18th Street N.E." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tom's Lunch: 1930

Tom's Lunch: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Store front, 9th Street N.W." Hey lady, it's safe to come out. National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 

Holton-Arms Girls: 1925

Holton-Arms Girls: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Holton-Arms School, girls' basketball team." The bloomer-clad hoopsters of H-A. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Unlimited Texting: 1919

Unlimited Texting: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Underwood Typewriter Co." An interior view of the Underwood office on New York Avenue whose exterior we saw in the previous post. Really, who needs distracting windows when we have this marvelous artificial lighting? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Underwood Typewriter Co., 1413 New York Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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