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In Surgery: 1922
Washington, D.C., 1922. "Surgery #16." National Photo Co. View full size. Darling Have they ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 6:59pm -

In Surgery: 1922

Operation: 1922
1922. "Surgery, #13." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size. ... The restraints aren't a particularly reassuring sign. Surgery So many differences from now. Interesting that the anesthesiologist ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/31/2012 - 4:51pm -

Operation: 1922

Just Relax: 1922
Washington, D.C. "Surgery, 1922." From a series depicting pre- and postoperative procedures, as well as surgery itself, at an unnamed hospital. View full size. I had surgery ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 10:39pm -

Just Relax: 1922

Beauty Contest: 1922
... "Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." Misses Eva Fridell, 17, and Anna Niebel. National Photo Company glass ... beautiful without all the beauty aids and plastic surgery women have access to today. I Wonder If anybody else showed up ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 12:11am -

Beauty Contest: 1922

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922
Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Oldsmobile sales window." Some of us beyond a certain age might remember ... a plain-jane, no frills model up until he had open heart surgery. His doctor told him it was time he had A/C for his health. The last ... Santa's Failed Head Lights Experiment After this 1922 failed use of modern head light technology to navigate chimneys, on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 10:56pm -

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922

Bedside Manner: 1922
Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Surgery." From a series of photos depicting pre- and postoperative procedures, as well as surgery itself, at an unnamed hospital. National Photo Company Collection glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 6:00pm -

Bedside Manner: 1922

In Stitches: 1922
Circa 1922. "Surgery #20." The operation at this unnamed hospital seems to have been a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/09/2008 - 10:55pm -

In Stitches: 1922

General Hospital: 1922
1922. "Surgery #19." Things have progressed a bit since the previous photo. (Are there ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/01/2008 - 7:06pm -

General Hospital: 1922

Dr. Feelgood: 1922
1922. "Surgery #12." Another selection from the "surgery" series of images, this one showing an anesthesiologist administering ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/05/2008 - 12:22pm -

Dr. Feelgood: 1922

A Little Off the Middle: 1922
Circa 1922, another entry in the "Surgery" series, this one pre-op. The laundry mark on the towel says "Vets ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/11/2011 - 10:23pm -

A Little Off the Middle: 1922

Scrub Sink: 1922
1922. "Surgery #9." One last peek inside the OR before moving on to other things. Next ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/02/2008 - 8:42am -

Scrub Sink: 1922
 
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