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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Cars+Trucks

Tires Slashed: 1922

Tires Slashed: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Amalgamated Tires, 14th Street N.W." Hurry on down for our BIG SALE! National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Living Large: 1916

Living Large: 1916

New York circa 1916. "Anna Fitziu." The Metropolitan Opera soprano and small entourage. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Fast Women: 1924

Fast Women: 1924

New York circa 1924. The Brox sisters again, on the road to success with a detour through the living room. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Hudson cars, H.B. Leary agency, 1317½ 14th Street N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hello Lamppost: 1926

Hello Lamppost: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Auto accident." With no shortage of witnesses. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Federal Auto: 1917

Federal Auto: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Federal Auto Supply Co., Pennsylvania Avenue." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Natchez: 1940

Natchez: 1940

August 1940. "Natchez, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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