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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Listen My Children: 1900

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Listen My Children: 1900

Portland, Maine, circa 1900. "Longfellow's birthplace." The home where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807, when Portland was part of Massachusetts. Off to the right, in front of the Block Shop: Two Shortfellows. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Seven Points: 1900

Seven Points: 1900

Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1900. "Seven Points." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Erector Set: 1908

Erector Set: 1908

Lethbridge, Alberta, circa 1908. "Erecting Lethbridge Viaduct over the Oldman River." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Edna and Olga: 1925

Edna and Olga: 1925

May 6, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Miss Edna Rush & Miss Olga Joy." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Monuments: 1922

Washington Monuments: 1922

May 5, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Vista of Monument from Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bonus Army: 1932

Bonus Army: 1932

"B.E.F. camp, Anacostia, 1932." The "Bonus Expeditionary Force" encampment of World War I veterans (the Bonus Army) and their families in Washington, D.C. 8x10 acetate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

District Grocery Store: 1935

District Grocery Store: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Interior of D.G.S. store." Home of the 19-cent Super Sale. Our second look today at a District Grocery Store. 8x10 inch acetate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 
 
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