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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Public Figures

Silent Cal: 1923

Silent Cal: 1923

August 4, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Coolidge and wife." Grace and Calvin Coolidge (wearing a mourning band), two days after his ascension to the presidency following the death of Warren Harding. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Douglas MacArthur: 1930

Douglas MacArthur: 1930

November 1930. Washington, D.C. "MacArthur, Douglas, General." Pipe, corncob, evidently at the cleaners. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

A Connecticut Yankee: 1909

A Connecticut Yankee: 1909

New York, December 20, 1909. "S.L. Clemens." Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, aboard the Bermudian after a trip to Bermuda, four months before his death. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

G-Man: 1940

G-Man: 1940

April 5, 1940. Washington, D.C. "Informal photo of J. Edgar Hoover, Director of FBI, Department of Justice." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Granddaddy: 1915

Granddaddy: 1915

"Francis Sayre Jr., baby, with Woodrow Wilson." The President and new grandson in 1915, less than a year after the death of his wife Ellen. View full size.

 

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

Abraham Lincoln: 1865

February 5, 1865. "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil." Glass transparency; photograph by Alexander Gardner. View full size.

 

To FDR: 1918

To FDR: 1918

Washington, 1918. "Navy Dept. stores." Everything here seems to be addressed to "Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Asst. Sec. of Navy, c/o Naval Observatory." Who can hazard a guess as to what might be in these boxes? View full size.

 
 
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