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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

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Gotham Hotel: 1905

Gotham Hotel: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Gotham and St. Regis hotels." Looking south along Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street. On the right, the Gotham rising behind Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Speed Demon: 1904

Speed Demon: 1904

Buffalo, New York, circa 1904. "Delaware Avenue." Hitching posts, mounting blocks, ice wagons and gaslight at the dawn of the automobile age. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Riding High: 1910s

Riding High: 1910s

"James Kelly." In a circa 1911 Cole Model 30 somewhere in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Drive-By Banking (Colorized): 1924

Drive-By Banking (Colorized): 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "District National Bank, Dupont branch." Colorized. View full size.

Dairy King

Dairy King

To be honest, I don't know when this picture was taken. I've tried to search the location but without success. View full size.

Substation K: 1921

Substation K: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Willard service station front, 1919 Pennsylvania Avenue." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Seventh Street: 1920

Seventh Street: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Goldenberg's, Seventh Street side." Another perspective on three places and one thing we've seen before on Shorpy. Who can link to them? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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