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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

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Going in Style: 1920

Going in Style: 1920

        We'll leave it to our erudite commenters to elaborate on the party taking place in the background, a sort of Beaux-Arts photobomb involving a naked lady and a horse.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "H.E.F. in Packard at L.O.C." National Photo proprietor Herbert E. French in an enormous touring car (note the multiple lamps and lanterns) outside the Library of Congress, the eventual repository for his company's vast archive of photographs. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Minor Medical: 1926

Minor Medical: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Eastern Dispensary, Casualty Hospital." Where they'll fix you up good as new. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Dirt Track Daredevils: 1912

Dirt Track Daredevils: 1912

        Motorcycle racing 103 years ago at the old Benning horse track in Washington.

May 30, 1912. "National Capital Motorcycle Club -- Decoration Day motor races at Benning track." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Box: 1925

Big Box: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Transportation Building, corner 17th and H Sts." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Common Core: 1922

Common Core: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Miss Tomlin's School, interior." Our third visit to the premises of this educational establishment, run by Miss Queenie Ada-Maye Tomlin. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Snow to Go: 1922

Snow to Go: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Tank truck with plow clearing snow." Who'll be first to ID the street? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

        The globular tree, the unhinged affect, the undercurrent of barely suppressed rage -- yes, it's our annual holiday missive from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, limned with a festive filigree of mold. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1919." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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