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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Dear Sirs: 1915

Dear Sirs: 1915

Washington, D.C. "Emil Berliner, 1915." The German-born inventor and scientist (1851-1929). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
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I've wondered about office sinks too

In the '80s, I had an office (in an old building) with a little sink in the corner. Cold water only.

Painterly

Except for the unfortunately placed wastebasket, this could be a Vermeer.

Pater of the Platter

You guys realize that this is the inventor of the flat phonograph record?

[Yes. -tterrace]

A Sink in the Office?

Was this common? If so, why? I realize that, especially in the days before central air conditioning, a businessman might want to freshen up. But why couldn't he just walk down to the executive washroom?

 
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