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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

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Auto School: 1921

Auto School: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Auto School." Where they're having a pop quiz on axles. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In Dutch: 1920

In Dutch: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Old Dutch Market, interior, Ninth & G Streets N.W." Multiple familiar faces here, all belonging to Aunt Jemima. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tread Whitely: 1920

Tread Whitely: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mid-Washington Service Co., 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

June 1915. Washington, D.C. "Fifteenth Street north from G Street N.W." Starring the Keith's Theater building, whose corner bar is now the address of the Old Ebbitt Grill. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

G at Fifteenth: 1915

G at Fifteenth: 1915

Washington, D.C, circa 1915. "G Street N.W. east from Fifteenth at Treasury Dept." At right, the Keith-Albee theater building, current location of the Old Ebbitt Grill. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The People's Favorite: 1917

The People's Favorite: 1917

March 1917. Washington, D.C. "Cosmos Theater, Pennsylvania Avenue. Inauguration Week bill." The home of "Refined Vaudeville," with Woodrow Wilson over the marquee. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Spring Is Here: 1926

Spring Is Here: 1926

May 3, 1926. "Apple blossoms at Winchester, Virginia." Nature's palette bursting forth in a riotous rainbow of grays. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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