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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

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Turning Point: 1913

Turning Point: 1913

February 28, 1913. "Woman suffrage. Greeting hikers arriving from New York." The scene at Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street in Washington. From the pages of the Washington Post: "General" Rosalie Jones and her suffrage "army" marched triumphantly into the Capital shortly before noon yesterday, through the Capitol grounds and down Pennsylvania avenue, with an escort of local enthusiasts and citizens which fairly choked the streets and delayed traffic. It was one of the most remarkable street demonstrations ever seen here." The bunting is decoration for the upcoming presidential inauguration. View full size.

 

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Rabbit Jump: 1916

Washington, 1916. "Horse shows. Ralph Coffin jumping his horse over Sylvanus Stokes's Rolls-Royce on Rabbit." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Palace Billiards: 1926

Palace Billiards: 1926

"Semmes Motor Co. truck, 1926." A Dodge truck outside the Grand Central Palace pool hall in Washington, Pennsylvania Avenue and Seventh Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

American Princess: 1922

American Princess: 1922

March 31, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Princess Andrea Boncompagni." Who before marrying her Prince in 1916 was Miss Margaret Preston Draper, "richest heiress in New England." A few months after this picture was taken, the Prince went to the Vatican to have their union annulled. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Candy Man: 1926

Candy Man: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. John Fisher truck." The more you look at this, the more you'll see. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

J.C. Flood: 1926

J.C. Flood: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "J.C. Flood truck. Ford Motor Co." The J.C. Flood Plumbing business is still going strong in the Washington area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

"Galen Gough, October 5, 1923." The Miracle Strong Man under two tons of fun outside the State, War and Navy building in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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