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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Politics

Follette and Family, Colorized

Follette and Family, Colorized

Feb. 25, 1924. Senator La Follette and family (colorized). View full size.

Straight Talk Express: 1915

Straight Talk Express: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Senate Subway R.R." Somewhere deep in the bowels of the Capitol. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Uncle Joe: 1922

Uncle Joe: 1922

May 8, 1922. "Cannon & Brennan at Capitol." Former House speaker "Uncle Joe" Cannon, congressman from Illinois, accessorized with Michigan lawmaker Vincent Brennan and a big cigar. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Albany: 1905

Albany: 1905

Albany, New York, circa 1905. "Staircase in the Capitol." A glimpse into the corridors of power. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Our Man in Havana: 1938

Our Man in Havana: 1938

November 11, 1938. "No doubt armies were discussed when this picture was made today. Maj. General Malin Craig, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Col. Fulgencio Batista, Cuba's Dictator, as they chatted informally at Arlington while waiting for the arrival of President Roosevelt for the Armistice Day ceremonies there." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901

March 4, 1901. "President William McKinley second inaugural parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Brady-Handy Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Boys' Club: 1910

Old Boys' Club: 1910

Circa 1910. "U.S. Senate pages." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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