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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

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Catch of the Day: 1908

Catch of the Day: 1908

June 11, 1908. "A day's catch at Big Lagoon." View full size. U.S. Copyright Ofc.

 

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

May 2, 1923. "Denby and Boys Club." Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, who had a role in the Teapot Dome scandal. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Washington, August 1923. "Star orphan excursion." View full size. 4x5 glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Journey Begins: 1957

The Journey Begins: 1957

May 1957. "Smith Wedding." Found 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Pretty in Pink: 1952

Pretty in Pink: 1952

Circa 1952, possibly in Indiana. Another image from Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. Note the Cadillac-inspired tacked-on tailfins on the Ford, which we'll tentatively identify as a 1950 Crestliner. View full size.

Apple Turnover: 1926

Apple Turnover: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926 or 1927. "Liberty Pie Company truck wreck." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Stuck Truck: 1921

Stuck Truck: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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