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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

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Foot Patrol: 1923

Foot Patrol: 1923

Washington, D.C. "S.S. Banks, March 20, 1923." We suspect this has something to do with traffic safety. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Juniata Is Swamped: 1925

Juniata Is Swamped: 1925

G.W. Is Victor by 32 to 0 Score

Hayman, at Tackle, Is Star as Juniata Is Swamped

        George Washington University backfield players, escorted by an interference which laid low first and secondary defense, six times traversed the goal line of the Juniata college eleven of Huntington, Pa., yesterday at Central stadium and produced a 32-0 victory over the team which last year triumphed 7 to 0 at Huntington in the game between the two teams.

-- Shirley Povich, Washington Post, 10/4/1925

Oct. 3, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Geo. Wash. U. vs. Juniata Col. at Central High." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dumbbelles: 1928

Dumbbelles: 1928

Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1928. "Washington Sanitarium gymnasium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Aim Low: 1925

Aim Low: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team, George Washington University." Clearing the campus of those pesky squirrels. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Suffrage art, January 29, 1921." A few months after passage of the 19th Amendment gave American women the right to vote. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

.TSITNED: 1919

.TSITNED: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "S.B. Johnston, Dentist; interior." The premises last glimpsed here and here; Dr. J. was evidently a member of the U-Md. dental college Class of 1911. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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