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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Portraits

Watch the Birdie: 1930

Watch the Birdie: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Timmons, Mrs. Bascom N." We'll let you fill in the blanks. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Caregiver: 1914

The Caregiver: 1914

November 18, 1914. "Mrs. George Creel, baby of, portrait photograph." Little Frances Creel, daughter of the writer George Creel and actress Blanche Bates, and an anonymous extra. 5x7 glass negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Connolly, Francis, Mrs." Wearing parts of at least three different species, including a fur with canine extensions. View full size.

 

Silvester, the Cat: 1913

Silvester, the Cat: 1913

March 3, 1913. "Miss Marjorie Silvester and Buzzer the cat." Favored furry prop in the portrait studio of Arnold Genthe. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Angry Bird: 1928

Angry Bird: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Shelley, James, Mrs." Whose hat is about to attack the camera. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sitting Bricks: 1920

Sitting Bricks: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Swartzbaugh, C.E., Mrs." Who'll be the first to write on her wall? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dramatis Personae: 1920

Dramatis Personae: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Iden, V. Gilmore, Mrs." We sense a charity play in the offing, and vaguely recall having plans every night that month. (Oh, and: Ouch.) 8x10 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 
 
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