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Photo of the Day – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

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I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Photo of the Day – 11/23/15 (“City Post Office”, 1923)

Daily Photo — “City Post Office, 1923”

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Washington, D.C., circa 1923. “City Post Office.” Now the National Postal Museum. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/4/15 (“Toot-An-Kum-In”, 1925)

Daily Photo — “Toot-An-Kum-In, 1925”

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“Texaco Co., Sullivan & Helan station.” This Amoco station at 14th and Belmont streets N.W. in Washington’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood opened in July 1925. After the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the vogue for all things Egyptian extended even to gas stations. National Photo Company glass negative.

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/3/15 (“Cadillac Swimmers”, 1927)

Daily Photo — “Cadillac Swimmers, 1927”

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San Francisco circa 1927. “Cadillac and swimmers at Fleishhacker Pool.” 5×7 glass negative formerly of the Wyland Stanley collection.

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Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 10/26/15 (“T for Two”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “T for Two, 1922”

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June 13, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Viola LaLonde and Elizabeth Van Tuyl.” Two “Jazz-Age vagabonds” posing with their Model-T Ford.  Note the old Virginia license plate and hand-crank starter! National Photo.

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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/10/14 (“Reuse and Recycle”, 1929)

Daily Photo — “Reuse and Recycle, 1929”

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Washington, D.C., circa 1929. “Utilization of confiscated bootleg paraphernalia.” Showing how confiscated bootlegging materials were instead used for canning.  Re-purposing isn’t a new concept!

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Photo of the Day – 2/25/14 (“Health Inspection of New Immigrants”, 1920)

Daily Photo — “Health Inspection of New Immigrants, Ellis Island, 1920”

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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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