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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Dogs

Rufus Returns: 1865

Rufus Returns: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." The group is back, slightly rearranged and expanded. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

Rufus Ingalls: 1865

May 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group." As chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, Ingalls oversaw the huge supply depot at City Point. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

In My Room: 1966

In My Room: 1966

This is a Kodachrome of my bedroom in Pacifica, California, in November 1966. I was 10 years old, and apparently an unnaturally neat child. That's my stupid dog Blackie on the bed -- Blackie eventually bit a neighbor kid and "got sent to the farm" - I was in college before I figured out that my parents had him put to sleep. They were also like beatniks, so the whole house was covered in that awful seagrass rug stuff that left waffle marks on my feet. My prize possession, one share of McDonnell Aircraft stock, is framed over my desk. That desk, which is now my wife's computer desk, had an elaborate drawing of a Gemini instrument panel on the underside, and I spent hours lying under it, on the overturned Cost Plus chair, pretending I was in orbit. That's a model of a B-57 B-58 bomber on top of the Zenith TV, which had a broken on-off switch and required me to crawl under it and plug it in when I wanted to watch anything. There are a lot of Roy Gallant books on astronomy and space travel on the shelf, and the window looked out on the driveway. I really miss that camel-hair comforter on the bed. View full size.

To the Hounds: 1914

To the Hounds: 1914

1914. Middleburg, Virginia. "National Beagle Club of America. Kennels and dogs of J.B. Thomas." Our second look at the Piedmont Hunt Club kennels. Before he took on the Red Baron, Snoopy had to chase a few foxes. View full size.

 

Beagle Central: 1914

Beagle Central: 1914

1914. Middleburg, Virginia. "National Beagle Club of America. Kennels and dogs of J.B. Thomas." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bring It On: 1915

Bring It On: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Woman Suffrage. Hazel MacKaye." Hazel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Pageant, lived at 1729 H Street N.W. Her brother was the poet and playwright Percy MacKaye. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

White House Dog: 1926

White House Dog: 1926

September 23, 1926. "White House dog, medicine balls." And that's all they wrote. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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