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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WHEN WE'RE WRONG, LET'S SAY SO: 1929

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Men in White: 1925

Men in White: 1925

August 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Klansmen sightseeing at the Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Political Baseball: 1918

Political Baseball: 1918

Washington, D.C. "Congressional ballgame, 1918." If the baseball equivalent of a filibuster is the no-hitter, their fans went home disappointed. View full size.

 

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

One-Man Band: 1919

One-Man Band: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Organ grinder." With a custom-fitted organ cover. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Coal & Flue Season: 1925

Coal & Flue Season: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Consumers Company coal truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Six Rooms & Bath: 1921

Six Rooms & Bath: 1921

4555 Grant Rd. N.W.

Between Conn. and Wisc. Aves.

BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN HOME

        Convenient to both car lines. One-half acre of ground around property; 6 rooms and bath, large porches. A wonderful buy at

$8,000

Inspect This Bargain Now!

F.H. Smith Co.

815 15th St. N.W.
MAin 6464.

"4555 Grant Road." Photo used to illustrate an ad in the Nov. 5, 1921, real estate section of the Washington Times. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Golden Eagle: 1921

Golden Eagle: 1921

Sept. 26, 1921. "Ford tractor demonstration." Another look at the plowing bee held on the Washington, D.C., estate of former Maryland senator Blair Lee. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as "Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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