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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Bed Race: 1919

Bed Race: 1919

1919. "Fourth of July. Scenes in celebration at Walter Reed Hospital." The ever-popular Competitive Napping event, maybe. Or would this demonstration have another purpose? Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Home Again: 1918

Home Again: 1918

"Army soldiers, Walter Reed Hospital." Back from the trenches in Washington, D.C., circa 1918. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Government in Action: 1917

Government in Action: 1917

1917. "Walter Camp exercise school. Cabinet officials exercising with other government officials." This seems to have been a manifestation of the "defense league" movement led by former Yale footballer Walter Camp. Anyone up for some miniature base(ket)ball? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

String Theory: 1918

String Theory: 1918

Nurse and patient at Walter Reed Army Hospital circa 1918 in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Deathtrap: 1917

Deathtrap: 1917

October 1917. Washington, D.C. "Knickerbocker Theatre." Harry Crandall's new Knickerbocker cinema at Columbia Road and 18th Street N.W. opened on October 13, 1917, with the historical drama "Betsy Ross," and an appearance by its star, Alice Brady. Less than five years later, 98 moviegoers were killed here when the roof caved in under an accumulation of snow during a blizzard. View full size.

 

Original Baseball: 1925

Original Baseball: 1925

October 8, 1925. "Patent Office. Original baseball patented 1883 by S.D. Castle." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Op: 1929

Photo Op: 1929

March 28, 1929. "Cameramen, Stimson office." Photographers on the occasion of Henry Stimson's swearing-in as Secretary of State. Nat'l Photo. View full size.

 
 
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