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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

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This New House: 1920

This New House: 1920

Washington, D.C., in 1920. "Sprague. Decatur Heights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Back to the Arcade: 1925

Back to the Arcade: 1925

1925. The Arcade, the converted streetcar barn seen in our previous post in 1913. Now it's a dozen years later, the horse has been retired, and a big radio tower has sprouted. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Spread It On Thick: 1926

Spread It On Thick: 1926

Washington, D.C. "Semmes Motor Co. Meadow Gold Butter truck, 1926." C Street N.W. at 10th. (And running in front of the building at the back was something called "Little B Street.") National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Hackett Garage: 1916

Hackett Garage: 1916

Circa 1916. "Hackett Motor Car Co., Jackson, Michigan." Part of the Hackett assembly plant. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Stop and Go: 1917

Stop and Go: 1917

"District of Columbia, 1917. Traffic Stop and Go signs." Traffic safety in Washington with the Treasury building at left. Note the pedestrian-catcher on the streetcar. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Workhorse: 1912

Workhorse: 1912

Washington, 1912. "Woodward & Lothrop department store trucks." A detailed look at an early motor truck. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Lost: 1904

Lost: 1904

July 1904. The Trevor family takes a motor tour of France. Apparently they got lost. View full size.

 
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