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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Politics

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.

 

The Upper Hand: 1919

The Upper Hand: 1919

1919. "Ralph E. Madsen, the tall cowboy, shaking hands with Senator Morris Sheppard at Capitol." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Party Office: 1919

Party Office: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Woman suffrage. National Woman's Party, interior." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Acorn Musee: 1909

Acorn Musee: 1909

New York, 1909. "Political museums, Union Square." Two dueling exhibits, one mounted by the Committee of 100 against the Tammany Hall political machine, and the other a counter-exhibit staged by Tammany partisans. The particulars here are enough to make your eyes glaze over, although I was happy to see that someone fixed a misplaced apostrophe in the banner on the right. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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