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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.
Our ninth annual holiday greeting from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has been welcoming us into his home since 1912 or 2008, depending on how you look at it. This marks the last of the series, unless we find some more in our stocking come Friday. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
"Dickey family and Christmas tree, 1913." Looking a bit jollier than usual. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.