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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

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Cops at Cars Getting Coffee: 1919

Cops at Cars Getting Coffee: 1919

Washington, D.C, 1919. "Police coffee." Backed by the Salvation Army's powerful message of hope and/or thrift. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Porch Ward: 1919

Porch Ward: 1919

        "We'll have you out of here in no time, one way or another!"

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." One of the daybed pavilions characteristic of the contemporary vogue for "fresh air" treatment of tuberculosis. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Children's Hospital: 1919

Children's Hospital: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." Sometime during the transition to cage-free nurseries. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Rollersnake: 1922

Rollersnake: 1922

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Virginia Avenue playgrounds." Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Dolls All: 1923

Dolls All: 1923

July 11, 1923. "Montrose play grounds (girls with dolls)." By now presumably all safely back in their toy boxes. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Thompson Branch: 1920

Thompson Branch: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, 15th Street & New York Avenue N.W." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Future Flappers: 1923

Future Flappers: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Girls at Potomac Tidal Basin bathing beach pavilion, 5/28/23." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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