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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Politics

The New President: 1921

The New President: 1921

"Harding inauguration, 1921." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Throwing the Switch: 1929

Throwing the Switch: 1929

February 27, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Testing installation for radio broadcast of the Inauguration." On the eve of the Great Depression, a sound check for the presidency of Herbert Hoover. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

League of Nation: 1917

League of Nation: 1917

1917. Washington, D.C. "Congressional baseball game. President and Mrs. Wilson." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Nightline: 1920

Nightline: 1920

"Election night crowd at White House, November 1920." The chosen one was Warren Harding. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Fine & Dandy: 1912

Fine & Dandy: 1912

1912. "Democratic National Convention, Baltimore. Bennett Clark, son of Champ Clark." Beauchamp Clark, favored to win the presidential nomination, ended up losing it to Woodrow Wilson. Son Joel Bennett Clark represented Missouri in the Senate from 1933 to 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

A Garden Party: 1929

A Garden Party: 1929

June 27, 1929. "President and Mrs. Hoover greeting their guests at White House reception for veterans." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving: May 1925

Thanksgiving: May 1925

May 21, 1925. "White House garden party for wounded veterans. President and Mrs. Coolidge greeting guests." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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