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

C Is for Convalesce: 1925

C Is for Convalesce: 1925

May 10, 1925. "Mrs. J.D. Oliphant, President Women's Auxiliary of American Legion, at Mount Alto." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1910

Shipshape: 1910

Circa 1910. "Gunston Hall, Virginia." The "Gibson Girl on a Cruise" look predominating here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Baggage Express: 1917

Baggage Express: 1917

February 1917. "Union Transfer Company truck, German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Well Connected: 1921

Well Connected: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Washington Railway & Electric Co." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Party Time: 1923

Party Time: 1923

October 15, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Dorothy Mondell, Elizabeth Taylor Jones." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Youngs: 1909

The Youngs: 1909

January 22, 1909. Tifton, Georgia. "Family working in the Tifton Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next girl) runs 2 sides. Mary (next) runs 1½ sides. Elic (oldest boy) works regularly. Eddie (next girl) helps in mill, sticks on bobbins. Four smallest children not working yet. The mother said she earns $4.50 a week and all the children earn $4.50 a week. Husband died and left her with 11 children. Two of them went off and got married. The family left the farm two years ago to work in the mill." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Eads Bridge: 1901

Eads Bridge: 1901

"Eads Bridge, St. Louis, Missouri, 1901." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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