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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tires Slashed: 1922

Tires Slashed: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Amalgamated Tires, 14th Street N.W." Hurry on down for our BIG SALE! National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Navy Fighters: 1897

Navy Fighters: 1897

Circa 1897. "Boxing aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Times Square: 1908

Times Square: 1908

"Long Acre (Times) Square, New York." Now playing: "Follies of 1908." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

White Adder: 1928

White Adder: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Strayer's Business College." The debonair opposite number to this clerical cutie. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

A Radiola for Every Purse: 1925

A Radiola for Every Purse: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Radio Corporation of America, exhibit." Planted amid the palms: the RCA Radiola 104, Radiola Super VIII and Radiola IIIA, and an assortment of Radiotron tubes. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Mayflower: 1927

The Mayflower: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Mayflower Hotel, exterior, Connecticut Avenue." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Harvard Varsity Eight: 1915

Harvard Varsity Eight: 1915

"Harvard 2nd Varsity Eight, 1915. Whitemarsch -- Brown -- Potter -- Talcott -- H. Middendorf -- Richardson -- Capt. Meter -- Busk -- coxswain Cameron." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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