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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Horses

EH in Love: 1923

EH in Love: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gift Horse: 1925

Gift Horse: 1925

May 1925. "Major John G. Quekemeyer, formerly aide-de-camp to General Pershing, with 'Argentina,' a 6-year-old Polo pony given to him by the Minister of War of the Argentine Republic, General Justo. The General presented six ponies while he was in South America." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Pleasant Street: 1906

Pleasant Street: 1906

Malden, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Pleasant Street from Malden Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Table-Hopping: 1923

Table-Hopping: 1923

April 24, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Canadian horseman Jack Prestage on his thoroughbred Tipperary." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Media Conglomerate: 1907

Media Conglomerate: 1907

New Zealand, 1907. "Wanganui Herald newspaper staff and bicycles, photograph­ed by Frank J. Denton. Newsboys holding copies of The Yeoman and Herald." Note the kid in back on the horse. Tesla Studios glass negative. View full size.

 

Mizpah Arch: 1908

Mizpah Arch: 1908

Denver, Colorado, circa 1908. "Welcome arch at Union Depot looking down 17th Street." The arch, with the Hebrew benediction "mizpah" soon replacing WELCOME on the other (departure) side, was torn down in 1931. View full size.

 

What a Dump: 1911

What a Dump: 1911

November 13, 1911. "New York streets during garbage strike." Note ashcans full of actual ashes. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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