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

Politics

Forward Into Light: 1916

Forward Into Light: 1916

"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Inaugural Ball: 1925

Inaugural Ball: 1925

"Inaugural Ball. March 4, 1925." And Calvin Coolidge could have danced all night. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Court of Honor: 1913

Court of Honor: 1913

Preparations for the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson in 1913. "Inaugural stands. Court of Honor before White House." Building at the left is the Treasury at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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