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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Mightiest Electric: 1924

Mightiest Electric: 1924

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Largest and most powerful electric locomotive in the world being exhibited by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and the General Electric Co." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Equipped by Kogod-Dubb: 1935

Equipped by Kogod-Dubb: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "D.G.S. Store and other vendors at trade exhibi­tion." 8x10 inch acetate negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Cow Boy: 1942

Cow Boy: 1942

July 1942. East Montpelier, Vermont. "Conrad Ormsbee with automatic electric milkers. His father agreed to increase his Jersey herd from 25 to 30 milkers to aid in the Food for Freedom program." Photo by Fritz Henle. View full size.

 

Fire Wire: 1922

Fire Wire: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "No. 12 Engine Company." Note the paper tape reels used for recording location information from "Gamewell boxes," the automatic-telegraph system used by municipal fire alarms. View full size.

 

Red Channels: 1959

Red Channels: 1959

August 5, 1959. "Russians looking at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition." U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

Bombs Away: 1929

Bombs Away: 1929

1929. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man in airplane]." Next-door neighbor to this image in the Harris & Ewing negative series. View full size.

 

Bright Star: 1929

Bright Star: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "No caption [radio set]." Experts please opine! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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