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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Zero Tolerance: 1920

Zero Tolerance: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Bureau of Internal Revenue -- destroying narcotics." Continuing today's "three guys" theme. View full size.

 

Faulkner Inc.: 1920

Faulkner Inc.: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Faulkner Inc. -- office interior." And a well-equipped office it is. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fireproof Garage: 1920

Fireproof Garage: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Federal Auto Supply front, Penna. Ave. N.W." Fireproof, but not mold-proof. These Pennsylvania Avenue addresses (seen here in an earlier post) are long gone, but the Tschiffely Pharmacy lives on at three other locations. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Bunny Hunter: 1908

Bunny Hunter: 1908

December 1908. Dillon, South Carolina. "Charley Baxley. Has doffed 4 years at Dillon Mills. Gets 50 cents a day. Had been out hunting." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Hires Root Beer: 1904

Hires Root Beer: 1904

Philadelphia circa 1904. "Chestnut Street and post office." Plus signage promoting that "Fountain of Health," Hires Root Beer, and a theatrical production called Miss Bob White. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Clock Golf: 1905

Clock Golf: 1905

Miami circa 1905. "Clock golf at the Royal Palm Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Skyline: 1901

Skyline: 1901

New York circa 1901. "Manhattan sky-line from North River," i.e. the Hudson River. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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