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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MONTSERRAT FUNICULAR RAILWAY, c. 1920

Dogs

The Belmont Coach: 1905

The Belmont Coach: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The Belmont coach." Alfred Vanderbilt's Belmont Park four-in-hand passing the Holland House Hotel on Fifth Avenue, in the days when "coaching" was a favored pastime of millionaire sportsmen. View full size.

 

Fruit and Nut: 1920

Fruit and Nut: 1920

"Allen car, 1920." And your little dog, too, on G Street Northwest in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Greaseball: 1943

Greaseball: 1943

October 1943. Frederick, Maryland. "Greaseball, a mascot at the Stevens Airport." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Camp Life: 1913

Camp Life: 1913

Circa 1913. "Group of soldiers in front of tent." Possibly the National Guard camp at Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Father's Day: 1964

Father's Day: 1964

I can't guarantee this is Father's Day, but going by the date imprinted on this Kodachrome slide mount it's certainly plausible. This is on the deck seen previously, with our dog Missie and my mother engrossed in the paper under the grape arbor. Today I'm six months older than my father is here, which in some undefinable way doesn't seem possible. View full size.

And a Dog Named Gyp: 1922

And a Dog Named Gyp: 1922

May 2, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Something new in auto tops. George R. Wharff of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Joseph Fossard returning from Florida. When they lost their top, they thatched it with palm leaves, which seem to answer every purpose. Gyp, their companion on the trip, has traveled 10,000 miles on the front fender as shown in the picture." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Semper Fido: 1925

Semper Fido: 1925

1925. "Sgt. Jiggs." The Marine Corps mascot in Washington, D.C., with an actual Marine. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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