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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Cars+Trucks

In the Shop: 1926

In the Shop: 1926

"Semmes Motor Co. garage, Washington." The LOC says 1916 or 1917 but the nearest car has a 1926 license plate. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Pie on Demand: 1920

Pie on Demand: 1920

"Ford Motor Co., Holmes trucks." The Holmes Modern Bakery pie delivery fleet circa 1920 in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Tarzan, Reel 2

Tarzan, Reel 2

January 1921. Our second look at the Criterion Theater in Washington. Now playing: "The Revenge of Tarzan." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

1954 Mercury Monterey

1954 Mercury Monterey

Having just seen Delworthio's photo of a blue Mercury, I couldn't resist posting one of my 1954 Monterey, some twenty years later (1989) and a few thousand miles east of Indiana. View full size.

Ghost Town: 1921

Ghost Town: 1921

"Municipal Building, Southern Railway, and Post Office Department, from the Willard Hotel roof." An ethereal, almost spectral view of Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. in Washington circa 1921, with the Old Post Office tower at left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

1951 Mercury

1951 Mercury

My Uncle took pictures of everything dear to him. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Tin Can Tourists: 1921

Tin Can Tourists: 1921

"Tin can tourists. 1921 or 1922." Car camping and watermelon in or around Washington, D.C. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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