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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Capitol Newsies: 1912

Capitol Newsies: 1912

April 11, 1912. Washington, D.C. "Group of newsies selling on Capitol steps. Tony Passaro, 8 yrs. old, 124 Schottes Alley N.E.; Dan Mercurio, 9 yrs. old, a chronic truant, 150 Schottes Alley; said he made 8 cents to-day. Joseph Tucci, 10 years old, 411½ 5th St. N.E.; Peter Pepe, 10 yrs. old, 24 Wonders Court; John Carlino, 11 yrs. old." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Avenue Grand: 1920

Avenue Grand: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Crandall's Avenue Grand," 645 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. Now playing: "Dangerous to Men." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Georgetown vs. Marines: 1923

Georgetown vs. Marines: 1923

Oct. 6, 1923. "Georgetown-Marines game." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Eastern Talking Machine: 1917

Eastern Talking Machine: 1917

January 24, 1917. "Malvina Amundsen, 15. Office girl in Eastern Talking Machine Co., 177 Tremont Street, Boston." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Abe Singer: 1917

Abe Singer: 1917

February 2, 1917. Boston, Massachusetts. "Abe Singer, 14-year old helper at Wax Florists, 143 Tremont Street. He delivers bundles, tends the door, etc." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Wholesome and Delicious: 1925

Wholesome and Delicious: 1925

"Whistle Bottling Works." The Washington, D.C., bottling plant for Whistle orange soda circa 1925. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Circa 1905. "A Mississippi River floating dry dock, Vicksburg." The sternwheeler Mary H. Miller. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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