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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

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Secret Squirrel: 1922

Secret Squirrel: 1922

January 24, 1922. Washington, D.C. "'Doe,' an albino squirrel." National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Look Out World, Here I Come

Look Out World, Here I Come

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Times boy and bicycle." Winner of a Mead Ranger bike by virtue of selling 30 newspaper subscriptions. The Ranger contest was a promotion of various papers from about 1917 to 1923. National Photo Co. Collection. View full size.

 

Beauty Prize Winners: 1922

Beauty Prize Winners: 1922

Four prize winners in the 1922 beauty show at Washington Bathing Beach, Washington, D.C. Left to right: Gay Gatley, Eva Fridell, Anna Neibel, Iola Swinnerton. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

They Are Blind to My Beauty: 1920

They Are Blind to My Beauty: 1920

Bathing beach beauty contest, 1920. Elizabeth Margaret Williams and Elizabeth Roache. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Where’s the Fire?

Where’s the Fire?

Wreck of District of Columbia fire chief's car. January 5, 1921. View larger. National Photo Company.

 
 
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