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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Villa Loachapoka: 1934

Villa Loachapoka: 1934

January 19, 1934. "West elevation, rear view, Hammack Plantation House, Waverly Road. Two miles from Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama. This old plantation house is, today, just a mass of ruins. It is not occupied." Photo by W.N. Manning for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

The Waukesha: 1905

The Waukesha: 1905

Circa 1905. "Waukesha Hotel and Rector Bath House -- Hot Springs, Arkansas." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dept. of Charts: 1919

Dept. of Charts: 1919

March 1919. Washington, D.C. "U.S. Fuel Administration." One of the Administrators in his office. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Bus Stop: 1958

Bus Stop: 1958

Oakland, Calif., circa 1958. "Transit accident." Latest posting at the employment agency: "Immediate opening, one bus driver." The car: a 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Holiday Coupe. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Canoe Club: 1914

Canoe Club: 1914

On the banks of the Potomac circa 1914. "Summer camps: G. Whiz Canoe Club." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Cottage for Sale: 1919

A Cottage for Sale: 1919

        The beautiful residence of John M. Henderson, 3815 Ingomar street, Chevy Chase, was purchased last week by Frances H. Brady, through the realty firm of Hartung & Gibbons, at a consideration of $17,000. This property, which consists of a 12-room and 3-bath house with a double garage, is situated at one of the highest elevations in this subdivision.

-- News item, The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 1919

        In February 2014, this "enchanting, sun-filled Victorian", listed with six bedrooms and five baths, sold for $2.4 million.

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Star, 3815 Ingomar, Chevy Chase." 6x8 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Shady Rest: 1950

Shady Rest: 1950

Columbus, Georgia, or vicinity circa 1950, and another snap from the "Housing" series. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 
 
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