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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

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American Lit: 1920

American Lit: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Congressional Library power plant." 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Wheels Up: 1922

Wheels Up: 1922

July 31, 1922. Laurel, Maryland. "Two B&O freights wrecked in head-on crash at Laurel switch." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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