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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Cars+Trucks

Product Placement: 1938

Product Placement: 1938

November 25, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co. New medical center parking garage." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Brand New: 1938

Brand New: 1938

November 23, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co., Union Station." For the 1939 model year, Ford debuted a new brand called Mercury. View full size.

 

Free Air: 1920

Free Air: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "National Service Co. front, 1610 14th Street N.W." Home of 24-hour tire service. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Times Square: 1943

Times Square: 1943

New York, March 1943. "Times Square on a rainy day." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fast Food: 1943

Fast Food: 1943

March 1943. "Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). Truck driver eating at a trucker's stop along U.S. Highway 90." Hey buddy, pass the salt? Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Roy F. Carty: 1919

Roy F. Carty: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Roy F. Carty." Chief draftsman for the Shipping Board during the war, Roy went into business for himself in 1919 at 1407 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

8th and K: 1923

8th and K: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Hopwood furniture, 8th and K." A slice of life from the intersection of Then and Now. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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