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Photo of the Day – 03/08/17 (“Lab Work”, 1928)

Daily Photo — “Lab Work, 1928”

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Ninety years ago laboratory equipment and safety standards were a little more relaxed than today!

Circa 1928. “Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Sanitarium laboratory.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/27/17 (“Polar Bear Volleyball”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Polar Bear Volleyball, 1922”

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February 1922. Washington, D.C. “Barefoot volleyball in snow.” Recreation at Fort Frostbite. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/15/17 (“Beach Police”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Beach Police, 1922”

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“June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co. 

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day — 02/02/17 (People’s Drug, 1922)

Daily Photo — “People’s Drug, 1922”

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I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  In this case, much has changed as the building seems to be completely gone, but still the property is used in the same way (almost) as a Vitamin Shoppe.– via Google.

What’s also very interesting here is how the merchandise is displayed and advertised, as opposed to drug stores/pharmacies today where you see more insurance and vaccination information in the windows than product.

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. “People’s Drug Store No. 8, 14th Street & Park Road.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 1/20/17 (“Harding Inauguration”, 1921)

Daily Photo — “Harding Inauguration, 1921”

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Beginning with Washington in 1789, every four years without break, the United States has sworn in a new President.  This peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our Republic, and something that sets us apart from a majority of the world.  Most inauguration ceremonies are held at the US Capitol, with very few exceptions, and since 1981 on the western side.  Previously they were on the eastern.  In 1937, Inauguration Day was moved from March 4 to January 20.

Compare this photo of President Harding’s inaugural from almost 100 years ago to that of Donald Trump’s today, once photos are available.

March 4, 1921. “Harding inauguration, 1921.” Harris & Ewing glass negative.

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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/22/16 (“Office Xmas Party”, 1925)

Daily Photo — “Office Xmas Party, 1925”

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Washington, D.C., 1925. “Western Electric Co. group.” There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Photo of the Day – 12/13/16 (“Bedcast”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Bedcast, 1922”

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I am guessing this is a telegraph set up, but please correct me if I am wrong.  All I can think of is that the rig looks like the great-grand father of a modern podcasting set-up.  It’s interesting to see how little has changed from this time through HAM radios and now pod/videocasting.

March 31, 1922. “H.G. Corcoran of Washington, D.C., needs an aerial for his radio outfit. His receiving wire is connected to the wire springs of his bed, which take the place of an aerial.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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