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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • A GAME CROP IS A COMMUNITY ASSET

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Moving Day: 1920

Moving Day: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "28th Street apartments -- Times." The Hopscotch Gang eyes a potential recruit. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1926

Signs of Spring: 1926

April 1926. "Polly Freling" is all it says here. Polly enjoys nature, cherry blossoms and walks along (or in) the Tidal Basin. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Meat and Greet: 1917

Meat and Greet: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Training camp activities commission." More servicemen being entertained with food and female companions, their menu running the gamut from tube steaks to "Washington Crisps." View full size.

 

Basic Training: 1917

Basic Training: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Training camp activities commission -- luncheon for Army men." Once we're done with you, soldier, you'll be able to assemble a canape blindfolded. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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