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Farm-Fresh: 1925

Farm-Fresh: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." The business end of milk production. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

American Bye: 1968

American Bye: 1968

June 8, 1968. "Funeral cortege of Robert F. Kennedy." Mourners atop a pink DeSoto viewing RFK's funeral train as it made its way from New York to Washington. 35mm Kodachrome transparency from photos by Paul Fusco and Thomas Koeniges for Look magazine. View full size.

March on Washington: 1963

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March on Washington: 1963

August 1963. "New York. Sidewalk sign outside the March on Washington headquarters building, 170 W. 130th Street." Photo by Werner Wolff for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

Myrtle Camp: 1905

Myrtle Camp: 1905

Circa 1905 in Sumner, New Zealand, a coastal suburb of Christchurch. One of 10 glass plates by the photographer Adam Maclay showing the denizens of "Myrtle Camp," possibly over a span of years. These fellows are always up to something -- their recreations included cricket (we hope), playing with Rover, reading, shooting, ping-pong (?) and whatever one does with an accordion. View full size.

 

The New Look: 1949

The New Look: 1949

June 1949. "Fashion model posing in evening gown on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial against backdrop of Tidal Basin and Washington Monument." Photo by Toni Frissell, of "Floating Lady" fame. View full size.

 

Park Avenue Noir: 1958

Park Avenue Noir: 1958

January 3, 1958. "Seagram Building. Night view, Park Avenue." Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.

 

Radium Dancers: 1919

Radium Dancers: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Radium dance group." We'll bet they got glowing reviews. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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