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Washington Masonic Memorial: 1923

Washington Masonic Memorial: 1923

Nov. 1, 1923. "Dedication, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia." In a year that was probably the zenith of Freemasonry in the United States, and saw a giant national Masonic gathering in the capital, President Coolidge on this day used a silver trowel to spread mortar for the laying of the cornerstone of what is today one of metro Washington's best known traffic landmarks. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bird Balls: 1957

Bird Balls: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. Lobby to cages." Another defunct Catskills resort. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Texas Tail: 1942

Texas Tail: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan. After eight weeks of training he will go into civil service. Should he be inducted or enlist in the armed service, he will be valuable to mechanized units of the Army or Navy." Pay attention, sonny -- you might end up flying this thing. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

What Goes Up: 1925

What Goes Up: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Future home of Federal-American National Bank." Seven years after moving into its new quarters in 1926 the bank collapsed, financially speaking, although the building still stands at 14th and G streets. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Adult Swim: 1942

Adult Swim: 1942

July 1942. "Sunbathers on the grass next to the municipal swimming pool on Sunday." The pasty white underbelly of wartime Washington. Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stadium Parking: 1942

Stadium Parking: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Spectators at a baseball game: wives, sweethearts and children of the players; passersby and regular fans." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Maryland Crab House: 1938

Maryland Crab House: 1938

July 1938. "House in Negro section of Baltimore, Maryland." Crabs and clams to go, please. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Kentucky Moonshine: 1938

Kentucky Moonshine: 1938

May 1938. "Houses in Atlanta, Georgia." Last seen here, two years earlier in a picture snapped by Walker Evans. An interesting study in contrasts, or lack thereof. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Where's My Remote: 1938

Where's My Remote: 1938

July 1938. "Garages in alley behind row houses. Baltimore, Maryland." Which one is ours again? Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Raggedy Andy: 1938

Raggedy Andy: 1938

July 1938. "Young boy in Baltimore slum area." Potential model for the A&F catalog. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Summer 1938. "Negro asleep. Florence County, South Carolina." 3¼x4¼ negative in the FSA archive attributed to "Cox, photographer." View full size.

 

Atlantic Hotel: 1906

Atlantic Hotel: 1906

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1906. "Atlantic Hotel, Granby Street." Demolished 1970s. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Skin in the Game: 1942

Skin in the Game: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday swimmers at the municipal pool." These girls are all about the comics. So where's Superman? Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Tankar Gas: 1937

Tankar Gas: 1937

December 1937. "Gas station in Minneapolis." The Minnesota tropics, where snow dusts the painted palms. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Pop Art: 1938

Pop Art: 1938

July 1938. "Rear of grocery store in Baltimore." Only hinting at the delights that await within. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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