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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE SCHOOLS AT WAR PROGRAM, 1942

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Margaret Zolnay: 1925

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

June 18, 1925. "Miss Margaret Zolnay." Our second look at this beguiling ballerina. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Washington, August 1923. "Star orphan excursion." View full size. 4x5 glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923

November 24, 1923. Miss Anita Phipps, director of women's relations for the War Department. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Derailed: 1922

Derailed: 1922

Washington area, 1922. "Railroad wreck." View full size. National Photo Company Collection. The tilted camera gives a nice arrangement of diagonals.

 

Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

From July 1921, the Krazy Kat club off Thomas Circle in Washington, with Cleon Throckmorton to the right. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Throck and the Kats: 1921

Throck and the Kats: 1921

July 15, 1921. Cleon Throckmorton at the easel on the terrace of the Krazy Kat, an establishment described by the Washington Post two years earlier as "something like a Greenwich Village coffeehouse." Scroll down to the comments for more on "Throck," an engineering graduate who made his name designing sets for Eugene O'Neill's plays, and was the first art director for CBS in the early days of television. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

What Goes Up: 1926

What Goes Up: 1926

Montgomery County, Maryland. The roller coaster at Glen Echo Park in 1926. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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