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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

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Smash Hit: 1917

Smash Hit: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Auto wreck." Our fourth look (one, two, three) at this motoring mishap on Embassy Row at Massachusetts Avenue and 21st Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Safe at Home: 1924

Safe at Home: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Dog catcher." Thwarted, at least for the moment, by jurisdictional issues. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

A Small Hotel: 1925

A Small Hotel: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "George Washington Inn, C Street S.E." Last glimpsed here and here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Be My Guest: 1926

Be My Guest: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "George Washington Inn." Not pictured: the big spooky house out back where Mother lives. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Smoot Hauler: 1920

Smoot Hauler: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Autocar truck -- W.A. Smoot & Co." Latest entry in the Shorpy Index of Antiquated Conveyances. National Photo. View full size.

 

Yesterday's News: 1926

Yesterday's News: 1926

        Our second visit to these premises.

1926. "Rotogravure press, Lanman Engraving Co." Printing the Sunday, Jan. 31 "Pictorial Section" of the Washington Post. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Sunday Supplement: 1926

Sunday Supplement: 1926

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1926. "Rotogravure press, Lanman Engraving Co." Printing the Sunday, Aug. 29 "Pictorial Section" of the Washington Post. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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