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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Cars+Trucks

Truckin': 1927

Truckin': 1927

1927. "Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor) Treasury cars." A trio of trucks belonging to the Treasury Department in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Budmobile: 1924

Budmobile: 1924

Washington, 1924. "Helen G. Sweeney, Adolph Busch, Joseph Gallegher, Henry Glyn." Helen, who as Miss Washington represented the District of Columbia in the 1924 Miss America pageant, was also Miss Treasury Department that year. She's shown here in front of the Treasury building in a nautical-themed car bearing the insignias of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser, promoting the company's beverages during the Prohibition years. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Product Placement: 1923

Product Placement: 1923

Washington, 1923. "Pillette of Detroit with Lincoln." Detroit Tigers pitcher Herman Polycarp Pillette. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic These Days: 1917

Traffic These Days: 1917

Washington circa 1917. This is, as far as we know, our final glimpse of the Haynes roadster before it motors on its way down 14th Street into eternity. If the darn umbrella ever changes. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

French Refugees – 1919

French Refugees – 1919

Refugees returning home to the area of Vimy Ridge. Photo taken by a Captain in the Red Cross in April 1919. Scanned from the original 3x4 inch negative. View full size.

Washington Slept Here: 1925

Washington Slept Here: 1925

Washington, 1925. "Ford Motor Company. Capitol bedding truck." In a rare stab at whimsy or wit or whatever you want to call it, National Photo shot this Capitol Mattress truck in front of the actual Capitol. Tee hee! View full size.

 

Odd Fellows Temple: 1921

Odd Fellows Temple: 1921

Washington, 1921 or 1922. "Mayer & Co." The Mayer furniture store in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Temple at 419-423 Seventh Street N.W. between D and E. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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