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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Strangers on a Train: 1928

Strangers on a Train: 1928

"Southern Railway, interior of car," circa 1928 in or near Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Parts Department: 1925

Parts Department: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Washington Virginia Motor Co. interior." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Street Life: 1925

Street Life: 1925

"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Sox Symbol: 1924

Sox Symbol: 1924

"Palace Laundry." Miss Spahr of the Elite Laundry, 5616 Connecticut Ave. N.W., circa Christmas 1924. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Luna Park: 1905

Luna Park: 1905

"Luna Park at Night." Coney Island circa 1905. Time exposure on an 8x10 glass negative. Detroit Publishing Company, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Elite Laundry: 1924

Elite Laundry: 1924

"Palace Laundry." The Elite Laundry in Washington circa 1924. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The Elite today.

 

Q Street Gas: 1920

Q Street Gas: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Penn Oil, Q Street, Georgetown." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 
 
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