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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

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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.

 

Eat Apples: 1926

Eat Apples: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "National Apple Week Association float at Pan American Union." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Irish Free State Legation: 1925

Irish Free State Legation: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Irish Free State legation, Florida Avenue." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Horseless Carriage: 1906

Horseless Carriage: 1906

Washington, D.C., circa 1906. "Senator George P. Wetmore, Rhode Island." Who can identify the car? (The current consensus: Krieger electric landaulet, from France.) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. Gustav Buchholz's Occidental hotel and restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. Just out of frame to the left would be Childs' Restaurant, seen a few posts back. Rising on the right is the Willard Hotel. View full size.

 

Junkscape: 1935

Junkscape: 1935

November 1935. "Auto dump near Easton, Pennsylvania." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Semmes Motor Co.: 1925

Semmes Motor Co.: 1925

The parts department of Semmes Motor Company in Washington circa 1925. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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