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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

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Out and About: 1921

Out and About: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "Kids in Park." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Joy Ride: 1924

Joy Ride: 1924

1924. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Elks Outing, Glen Echo." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

H.E.F. and Lamb: 1926

H.E.F. and Lamb: 1926

1926 or 1927. Washington, D.C. "H.E.F. & lamb." Herbert E. French, the proprietor of National Photo. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Miss Fudge: 1921

Miss Fudge: 1921

1921. "Dog cemetery, Miss Logan's dog." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Apple Turnover: 1926

Apple Turnover: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926 or 1927. "Liberty Pie Company truck wreck." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Conrad Espew: 1921

Conrad Espew: 1921

1921. Washington, D.C. "Conrad Espew, George Washington University." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size. Anyone out there have an old GW yearbook? I wonder if Espew is really anyone's last name.

 

Army Balloon: 1918

Army Balloon: 1918

Vicinity of Washington, D.C. Army balloon circa 1918-1921. View full size. Glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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