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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Saucy Stories: 1920

Saucy Stories: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "O.J. DeMoll Co., Autocar truck." The cigar store has an interesting selection of magazines, including one called Saucy Stories. Mold-spotted National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Overstuffed: 1925

Overstuffed: 1925

"O.J. DeMoll, interior." The DeMoll furniture store at 12th and G streets N.W. in Washington circa 1925. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Wheels: 1917

Big Wheels: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Soterios Nicholson in auto." This "well-known Greek attorney" had a long and occasionally eventful career in Baltimore and Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Smokestack Washington: 1921

Smokestack Washington: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Aerial view looking toward Capitol and Washington Monument." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hard Copy: 1965

Hard Copy: 1965

March 1965. My father engaged in the activity that occupied his evening hours every single day: reading the papers. In our case, these were two: the local Marin County daily, the Independent-Journal, and whatever San Francisco afternoon one that happened to be in business, here the Examiner. He was 63, a year before his retirement, when I shot this Kodachrome by available light. View full size.

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Mrs. Robert Lansing in auto." Eleanor Foster Lansing, wife of Woodrow Wilson's new Secretary of State, with her poodle at the tiller of an electric car. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

'Hot Dogs': 1920

'Hot Dogs': 1920

New York, October 6, 1920. "Baseball -- 'Hot dogs' for fans waiting for gates to open at Ebbets Field." This was Game 2 of the World Series between Brooklyn and Cleveland. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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