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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Houses in 400 Block F St, N.E.

Houses in 400 Block F St, N.E.

Houses in 400 Block of F Street N.E., photographed in 2008. These same houses (#412, #414, & #416) appear in the 1921 Photograph of a Whistle Beverage delivery truck. The location is directly across the street from the former site of the Whistle Bottling Works. The bottling plant is long gone, but the houses remain. Other then paint and replaced porch columns, little on the houses has changed. #416 even has a flower pot along the right side of the steps in the same place.

622 North Carolina Avenue S.E., 2008

622 North Carolina Avenue S.E., 2008

622 North Carolina Ave S.E., in the Eastern Market District of Capitol Hill, Washington DC. As seen in 2008, for comparison with 1926 photo. Note the round window, a feature relatively unique in Capitol Hill row-houses. Most, if not all, of the houses in the 1926 photo remain but unfortunately trees and shrubs prevent a good overall street-view comparison.

Mr. Sunbeam

Mr. Sunbeam

1940s. Flowers Baking Company of Thomasville, Georgia - marketers of Sunbeam Bread. Name of bread man unknown. View full size.

Prince Albert in a Can

Prince Albert in a Can

No need to call, here you can plainly see that my father has Prince Albert in a can at his store, the De Luxe Groceteria in San Francisco. This is 1934, shortly after he opened for business. View full size.

FAPEX: 1961

FAPEX: 1961

February 1961. FAPEX, the First Annual Philatelic Exhibition, set up in my bedroom. Obviously taken before opening, as otherwise the exhibit would be obscured by the throngs attending. Or maybe this is one of those time exposures where all the people were moving. Anyway, my stamp collection, enhanced by my 15-year old delusions of grandeur. I still have the stamps, but I wish I had the goose-neck floor lamp and Rocketeer-style illuminated globe. I am still using that bedstead, however, every night. 127 Ektachrome slide.

Oh; there was no Second Annual Philatelic Exhibition.

1954 Mercury Monterey

1954 Mercury Monterey

Having just seen Delworthio's photo of a blue Mercury, I couldn't resist posting one of my 1954 Monterey, some twenty years later (1989) and a few thousand miles east of Indiana. View full size.

1951 Mercury

1951 Mercury

My Uncle took pictures of everything dear to him. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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