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Telco Truck: 1928

Telco Truck: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Well Connected: 1920

Well Connected: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Daniels and Navy telephone exchange." Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Black Knight: 1920

Black Knight: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Black Motor Car Co., 14th Street N.W." We see you there. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Nursery: 1928

The Nursery: 1928

Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1928. "Washington Sanitarium nursery." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dear Shorpy: 1922

Dear Shorpy: 1922

New York. April 27, 1922. "Vreeland." The lyric soprano Jeannette Vreeland, whose accomplishments include what is said to be the first concert given from an airplane -- a radio broadcast from a Fokker over New York on April 14, 1922, in support of tubercular veterans. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington, D.C.: 1904

Washington, D.C.: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "North from the Smithsonian Institution." Landmarks include the Willard Hotel at left and Old Post Office tower. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Florida Souvenirs: 1906

Florida Souvenirs: 1906

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1906. "Beach Street, with souvenir shops." Glimpsed earlier here. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen of Hearts: 1919

Queen of Hearts: 1919

September 12, 1919. New York. "Tyroler, Prilik, Ponselle, Romani." Metropolitan Opera soprano Rosa Ponselle with William Tyroler, Edith Prilik and Romano Romani. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Texas Drought: 1936

Texas Drought: 1936

Summer 1936. "President's Report. Dr. Tugwell and farmer of dust bowl area in Texas Panhandle." Resettlement Administration head, New Deal "Brain Trust" strategist and future Puerto Rico governor Rexford Tugwell in the field. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Fussell Ice Cream trucks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Fistful of Daisies: 1930s

A Fistful of Daisies: 1930s

The caption label has fallen off this Harris & Ewing glass negative, so we can invent our own: "Circa 1930s. Possibly notable lady trims lawn in or around Washington, D.C., with Ajax Ball Bearing reel mower." View full size.

 

Children of the Corn: 1917

Children of the Corn: 1917

1917. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Boy Scout farm on the Potomac." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Miss Cleveland: 1918

Miss Cleveland: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. In the inimitable stylings of Harris & Ewing: "Cleveland, Esther, Miss. Group." Esther Cleveland at right, daughter of Grover Cleveland, the only presidential child born in the White House. View full size.

 

Roosevelt-Fairbanks: 1904

Roosevelt-Fairbanks: 1904

1904. Portland, Maine. "Looking down Congress Street from Congress Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Small Farmer: 1948

Small Farmer: 1948

"1948." Our young man explores his agricultural inclinations with a Farmall tractor. 35mm Kodachrome slide found on eBay. View full size.

 
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