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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

A Riot of Grays: 1923

A Riot of Grays: 1923

March 13, 1923. "Amaryllis Show, Department of Agriculture." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Amaryllis, Amaryllis: 1920

Amaryllis, Amaryllis: 1920

"Wildflowers of Palestine. Yellow amaryllis (Sternbergia Clusiana Gaul)." Circa 1920 dry plate glass stereograph. View full size. Matson Photo Service.

 

Dinner: 1923

Dinner: 1923

Washington, 1923. "Beef in storage." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Flower Girls: 1927

Flower Girls: 1927

March 21, 1927. Washington, D.C. "Ruth Jardine (at right) and class at Amaryllis show." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Study Hall: 1936

Study Hall: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "Tech High School students." View full size. 5x7 safety negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Eight Feet Up: 1924

Eight Feet Up: 1924

Washington, D.C. May 31, 1924. "High school track." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Road Locomotive: 1920

Road Locomotive: 1920

The actress Grace Valentine circa 1920 in an expensive looking Packard roadster. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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