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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Cars+Trucks

Smart Car: 1924

Smart Car: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Rock Creek Park scenes -- young women in automobile." Vine- covered cottage with a girl-covered coupe. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Back for Seconds: 1919

Back for Seconds: 1919

    "Next thing you know, they'll be serving food on aeroplanes!"

Washington, D.C., in 1919. "Sandwich vendor." Another look at the Model T lunch wagon seen here earlier in the week. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

 

Going Places: 1943

Going Places: 1943

September 1943. "A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville to Memphis and the terminals. Roberta Locker, going to Chattanooga from Elora, Tenn., to work." Co-starring Roberta's hat, an elaborate construction of netting, fabric and feathers. Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "New Jersey Avenue S.E. from B Street." Lodgings in this view from the House Office Building include the Potomac, Congress Hall and President hotels (sign at left), as well as the George Washington Inn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Food Truck: 1919

Food Truck: 1919

        UPDATE: Click here for the driver-side view.

Washington, D.C., in 1919. "Street lunch vendor." A Model T sandwich-vending machine. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1938

The Birds: 1938

1938. "Lady of the Lake, St. Martinville vicinity, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

The Old Store: 1937

The Old Store: 1937

March 25, 1937. "Close-up of front elevation -- old William Henderson store (Miller's Ferry Post Office), State Road 28, Canton Bend near Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama. Built 1858." The perfect place to start your trip. Photo by Alex Bush for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 
 
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