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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MONTSERRAT FUNICULAR RAILWAY, c. 1920

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The Annex: 1918

The Annex: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

District National: 1931

District National: 1931

"District National Bank, 1931." This one has a kind of Bonnie and Clyde vibe, don't you think? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Qwerty Wagon: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Underwood Typewriter Co., 1413 New York Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dad's 1939 Pontiac

Dad's 1939 Pontiac

This is the car I literally grew up in, having been born in 1940. Dad and Mom kept this car until about 1949 and traded it for a '48 DeSoto. For me it was like losing one of the family. This is in front of our house in Maplewood, Missouri, about 1946. 616 Negative. View full size.

VW Family 1971

VW Family 1971

The VW family of B.C. taken the summer of 71 with my parents and two brothers. These were not the first ones to enter the family nor the last. View full size.

Fins: 1961

Fins: 1961

Big brother and little brother pose in Mom's new 1961 Cadillac. Seems big brother did a little damage. View full size.

Ghost Crossing: 1915

Ghost Crossing: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Bond Building, Washington Herald." Watch out for the ectoplasmic pedestrians. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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