Hugh Miller Photograph Collection, ca. 1865-1950 (bulk 1920s)

Hugh Miller Photograph Collection, ca. 1865-1950 (bulk 1920s)

Finding Aid

Collection No. P22
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

There is no deed of gift and it is uncertain as to how the library acquired these photographs.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 450 images generally taken around the mid-1920s. There are 410 glass plate negatives and 40 prints that were donated by Mr. Miller. In the 1990s, Jerry McCoy, a Washingtoniana librarian and amateur photographer, made prints from the original glass plate negatives. Eight of the negatives have no print and there is one print that has no negative. Writing on the rear of the prints in that of Washingtoniana volunteer Robert A. Truax, and text was directly taken from the original sleeves. Mr. Miller is believed to have assigned numbers to the images prior to their arrival in Washingtoniana.

Biography

Hugh Miller was born in New York City about 1898 and started to work with cameras while he was still a teenager. During World War I, he went overseas with an ambulance group that served with the French Army.

At the end of the war, the Paris Tribune gave him his first photo assignment, covering the allied peace march along the Champs Elysees. After returning to America, Mr. Miller took a job working for the news photograph service Underwood and Underwood in Washington, D.C. He joined the staff of the Washington Post in 1921, however in 1929 he moved from Washington and became a turf photographer for the New York Morning Telegraph.

During Mr. Miller’s time with the Telegraph, he became one of foremost turf photographers* in the country, even helping uncover a scam during a fall race at Havre de Grace. The “Shem case,” as it became known, involved the painting of a faster 3-year-old horse to look like the slower 2-year-old Shem. Normally Mr. Miller did not waste film on the maiden race of a 2-year-old horse, but the sudden drop in odds caught his attention and he made sure to get a shot of Shem winning the race for future reference. Mr. Miller showed his picture to jockey Pony McAtee who identified it as Akhnaton, a horse he had previously rode. The authorities were alerted and six weeks later seven men were arrested in connection with the scam.

When Eugene Meyer took over as the new publisher of the Washington Post in 1934, Mr. Miller once again returned to Washington. While he occasionally when out to shoot major stories, Mr. Miller spent most of his time serving as picture editor. In the late 1940s, he oversaw the development and design of the Post’s photographic laboratory in the new building on L Street NW. When completed, it was considered the most up-to-date facility in the country and Mr. Miller delighted in giving guided tours.

Throughout his career, Mr. Miller covered some of the most important events in Washington, D.C. history. He worked every presidential inauguration from Warren Harding in 1921 to Lyndon Johnson in 1965, missing only Franklin Roosevelt’s first in 1933. In 1922, when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed, killing 98 people, he was the only photographer to snap pictures from inside the theatre. He accomplished this by pretending to be a welder.

Among the other events he covered were the Peoples Drug warehouse fire, a deadly tornado in La Plata, Md., that killed 15 children, the explosion at the National Bureau of Standards, The Washington Senators 1924 victory parade, and Babe Ruth’s last game at Griffith Stadium.

Mr. Miller was a founder and life member of the White House News Photographers Association. Mr. Miller retired from the Washington Post in 1967 and moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. He died Nov. 10, 1979 of a circulatory ailment.**

Processing Procedures

Originally the collection’s prints were assembled in four three-ring binders that were put together by Washingtoniana Volunteer Robert A. Truax. The images were removed from their housing and placed in individual polypropylene sleeves. Mr. Miller originally assigned numbers and their order has been maintained. The images were then placed in an acid-free folder and stored in an archival storage box.

The box was then placed in the D.C. Community Archives for long-term storage. The glass plate negatives were assigned, by Mr. Miller, a number that directly corresponded to the print. The plates were removed from their original housing and placed in individual archival paper sleeves. The collection name and all intellectual information was transferred to the sleeves. Information on the negative sleeve also appears on the rear of the corresponding print. The negatives were then placed in an archival box and placed in the negative cabinet for long-term storage. In addition to this finding aid a Microsoft Access database was constructed for the collection. Appendix A and B were created from this database. To search the database, please see the Archivist.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on viewing the prints from collection, however patrons will not be given access to the glass negatives due to their fragile nature. All photographs are in the “public domain,” therefore there are no restrictions on reproduction. Reproductions should appear with the proper attribution indicating that the photograph is housed in the Hugh Miller Photograph Collection and indicate that they appear “courtesy of Washingtoniana, DC Public Library.”

Series Descriptions

Note: Images are filed in numerical order and not by their series designation. For a numeric list of images, see appendix A, and for a series list, see appendix B.
 

Series I: Accidents & Disasters, ca. 1920-1929, 44 images
Contains images of various tragedies, natural and man-made, that have occurred in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Among the most notable are the Knickerbocker Theatre collapse (1922), La Plata tornado (1926), Bureau of Standards explosion (1923), and the Peoples Drug Warehouse fire (1923). 

Series II: Biography, ca. 1870 – 1945, 137 images
Contains images that illustrate various situations, including funerals, of or related to notable persons from U.S. and European history. The most prominent and numerous are those images of U.S. Presidents, which include Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Warren Harding, and George Washington. Other notable individuals include Charles Lindberg, John Pershing, Ed Wynn, Walter Johnson, Harry Houdini, John Philip Sousa, and First Ladies: Edith Wilson, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Florence Harding. Additional biography images of athletes, especially baseball players, can be found in Series V: Sports & Recreation.

Series III: General D.C., ca. 1865 – ca. 1950, 87 images
Contains a wide array of images associated with Washington, D.C. and the metro area. These include District buildings, street scenes, parades, statue and fountain dedications/ceremonies, demonstrators, and Washington waterfront.

Series IV: Prohibition, ca. 1920 – ca. 1925, 14 images
Contains images of several liquor raids and seizures preformed by Treasury Agents and U.S. Marshals during the prohibition era.

Series V: Sports & Recreation, 1920 – ca. 1935, 100 images
Contains images of a variety of sporting events and recreational. The most numerous are those images associated with baseball. Prominent players include Walter Johnson, Bucky Harris, Muddy Ruel, Joe Cronin, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner and Babe Ruth. Other sporting events include horseracing, auto racing, hunting, tennis, and boating. Recreational activities and groups include the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, swimming, and fishing.

Series VI: Transportation, ca. 1880 – 1928, 29 images
Contains images related to a variety of transportation methods including automobiles, trolleys, airplanes, blimps, locomotives, and boats.  Of interest are the images associated with the installation of the “Spirit of St. Louis” at the Smithsonian Institution.

* Turf Photographers cover horse racing events
** Obituary, The Washington Post, Nov. 11, 1979
 
Number Series Title Description Date Location
1 Prohibition Liquor Raid Tex Wheeler leads liger raids on Hell's Bottom swamps near Alexandria, Va. 1/20/1924 Hell's Bottom swamp
2 Prohibition Liquor Raid Tex Wheeler leads liquor raids on Hell's Bottom swamps near Alexandria, Va. 1/20/1924 Hell's Bottom swamp
3 Biography Charles Lewis Denver, Jr. 10 month old makes theatre debut in "Whose Baby are You?" at President Theatre. Parents sign contract for $150 per week with William A. Brady, New York producer. Aids father going thru Yale Law School. 3/1924 President Theatre
4 General DC Waterfront Scenes as Board of Trade cruised along waterfront, Maine Avenue piers in dilapidated condition 11/9/1922 Maine Avenue piers
5 General DC Waterfront Scenes as Board of Trade cruised along waterfront, Maine Avenue piers in dilapidated condition 11/9/1922 Maine Avenue piers
6 Sports & Recreation Swimming Party Sgt. Jasper Post of American Legion host to orphans at Tidal Basin swimming party 8/1924 Tidal Basin
7 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowds in front of the residence on S Street, NW 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
8 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Casket being carried out of house 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
9 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Casket being carried out of house 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
10 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Casket being carried out of house 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
11 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Clergy leaving S Street, NW residence 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
12 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Casket being placed in hearse 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
13 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowds near Wilson residence 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
14 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Hearse and honor guard 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
15 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Hearse and honor guard 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
16 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Hearse and honor guard 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
17 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd awaiting procession 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
18 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd awaiting procession - Soldiers holding flags 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
19 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd and photographers awaiting procession 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
20 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd and photographers awaiting procession 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
21 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd awaiting procession, knelt in prayer 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
22 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Crowd awaiting procession 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
23 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Police line outside residence 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
24 Biography President Woodrow Wilson's Funeral Large wreath near residence 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
25 General DC Waterfront Selling watermelons from a boat ca. 1923 Water Street (now Maine Avenue)
26 Accidents & Disasters Firemen Firemen working to put out fire ca. 1923 Unknown
27 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire at E. G. Schafer & Company ca. 1923 13 1/2 Street and Ohio Avenue
28 Prohibition Still destruction Revenue officers destroying a still ca. 1924 Virginia?
29 Biography Unknown Soldier Soldiers meeting the coffin of the Unknown Soldier ca. 1923 Union Station
30 General DC Fire prevention float Horse drawn fire prevention float ca. 1923 Pennsylvania Avenue
31 Transportation Christ Child Society Automobile from the Christ Child Society filled with children ca. 1923 Unknown
32 Prohibition Still raid View of a still surrounded by revenue officers ca. 1924 Virginia?
33 Prohibition Still raid View of a still surrounded by revenue officers ca.1924 Virginia?
34 Prohibition Still View of a still ca.1924 Virginia?
35 Accidents & Disasters Fishing View of two people fishing ca. 1923 Tidal Basin
36 General DC Fire Lumber yard fire ca. 1923 Unknown
37 General DC Eastern High School Dedication of new bronze tablet at base of flagpole in memory of seven grads killed in World War I. Flag Day exercises 6/14/1923 Eastern High School
38 General DC Eastern High School Opening of new school building 3/1/1923 Eastern High School
39 General DC Asbury Statue dedication President Calvin Coolidge on hand for unveiling of Bishop Francis Asbury statue at Mt. Pleasant and 16th Streets, NW 10/16/1924 Mt. Pleasant and 16th Streets, NW
40 General DC Asbury Statue dedication President Calvin Coolidge on hand for unveiling of Bishop Francis Asbury statue at Mt. Pleasant and 16th Streets, NW 10/16/1924 Mt. Pleasant and 16th Streets, NW
41 General DC Automobile governors Governors installed on all Post Office vehicles - limiting to 18mph 12/21/1922 Unknown
42 Biography Billy Sunday Revival-evangelist after visit to the White House 10/23/1922 White House
43 General DC Aerial circus Seven clowns on airplane at aerial circus for benefit Army Relief Assn. 9/23/1923 Bolling Field
44 General DC Aerial circus Five planes flying low over landing strip 9/23/1923 Bolling Field
45 Sports & Recreation World Series Bucky Harris receives loving cup from President Calvin Coolidge at Ellipse ceremony following parade of team after they won the 1924 pennant 9/30/1924 Ellipse
46 Sports & Recreation World Series Bucky Harris and Jon McGraw - World Series ca. 1924 Griffith Stadium
47 Sports & Recreation World Series Bucky Harris presented medal by Isaac Gans - medal is a baseball with diamond inset 9/6/1924 Griffith Stadium
48 Sports & Recreation World Series Bucky Harris and Gifford Pincot, Governor of Pennsylvania, before World Series ca. 1924 Griffith Stadium
49 General DC Eastern High School Bertram Foster, alumni president, raises colors at opening new school building 3/1/1923 Eastern High School
50 General DC Safety talk Police inspector Richard Mansfield talks to Abbott School students 11/7/1922 Abbott School, 5th & New York Avenue
51 Biography James O'Shea Washington Lawyer ca. 1920 Unknown
52 Prohibition Smoke screen device Detective Sgt. Goward Ogle with smoke screen device and seized cases of corn ca. 1920 Unknown
53 Biography Models Hecht's Company models pose in coats 1920 Unknown park
54 Biography Walter Johnson, Jr. Walter Johnson, Jr. holding pocket knife ca. 1920 Unknown
55 Biography Warren Harding President and Mrs. Harding at community song fest - Helen Briggs seated beside the President 5/31/1923 Griffith Stadium
56 Biography Carrol Megill Portrait of Carrol Megill ca. 1920 Unknown
57 Prohibition Seized liquor and mules Treasury Agent Williams diving team of mules that were hauling truckload of corn liquor. Mules latter put up and sold at auction. 7/9/1923 Unknown
58 Prohibition Seized liquor and mules Treasury Agent Williams gives seized mules a drink of corn liquor 7/9/1923 Unknown
59 Accidents & Disasters Fire Firemen at Peoples Drug Warehouse fire 2/15/1923 1400 block 1st Street, NW
60 Accidents & Disasters Fire Firemen at Peoples Drug Warehouse fire 2/15/1923 1400 block 1st Street, NW
61 Accidents & Disasters Fire Firemen at Peoples Drug Warehouse fire 2/15/1923 1400 block 1st Street, NW
62 Sports & Recreation Tennis Roland "Chub" Dobell, one leg tennis player 8/2/1923 Unknown
63 Sports & Recreation Tennis Roland "Chub" Dobell, one leg tennis player 8/2/1923 Unknown
64 Biography Fred Sanberg Fred Sandberg, Washington fingerprint expert 1921 Unknown
65 Biography Ginger Ginger the Washington Post Cat ca. 1920 Washington Post building
66 Sports & Recreation World Series Electric scoreboard at the Washington Post gives play-by-play of World Series 1924 Washington Post Building
67 General DC Animal Rescue League Hucksters horse enjoys a free meal 12/30/1923 Animal Rescue shelter
68 Sports & Recreation World Series Tickets go on sale at Griffith Stadium 1924 Griffith Stadium
69 General DC Statue unveiled Alexander Hamilton statue unveiled 5/17/1923 Treasury Building
70 General DC Statue unveiled Alexander Hamilton statue unveiled 5/17/1923 Treasury Building
71 Transportation Oakland travel car Inspector Albert Headley inspects new oakland travel car equipped with 4-wheel breaks ca. 1920 Unknown
72 Biography Georges Clemenceau Wartime Premier of France during visit to Washington 12/5/1922 Lincoln Memorial
73 Biography Georges Clemenceau Wartime Premier of France during visit to Washington 12/5/1922 Lincoln Memorial
74 Biography Georges Clemenceau Wartime Premier of France during visit to Washington 12/5/1922 Washington National Zoo
75 Transportation Locomotive Locomotive moves B&O yardmasters building 400 feet 9/1/1923 B&O train yard
76 General DC Shriners Shriners compete in drill during convention 6/1923 Griffith Stadium
77 General DC Shriners Shriners compete in drill during convention 6/1923 Griffith Stadium
78 General DC Remount Stables Pony that had boxing bout with his Army Sgt. Groom each morning 7/20/1924 White House Stables
79 Biography William Moffet Chief Naval Air Service officer gets out of airplane ca. 1921 Unknown
80 Accidents & Disasters Bureau of Standards blast Blast in dynamometer lab that killed three and injured seven 9/20/1923 Bureau of Standards
81 Accidents & Disasters Bureau of Standards blast Blast in dynamometer lab that killed three and injured seven 9/20/1923 Bureau of Standards
82 General DC Boosters Members M&M Assn. and District officials with members of Congress leaving Union Station for campaign to sell "Buy in Washington" 6/14/1924 Union Station
83 General DC Boosters Members M&M Assn. and District officials with members of Congress leaving Union Station for campaign to sell "Buy in Washington" 6/14/1924 Union Station
84 Sports & Recreation Golf exhibition Fred Mcleod, Charles Agnew, Jr., George Voight at golf exhibition 11/9/1922 East Potomac Golf Course
85 Biography Debutantes Debutantes who opened Diplomatic Tea House for benefit of fatherless children of Greece 1/9/1924 H Street near 16th Street, NW
86 Prohibition Captured bootleggers car Congressional Committee views captured bootleggers car - smoke screen used in capture ca. 1920 Unknown
87 Prohibition Captured bootleggers car Congressional Committee views captured bootleggers car - smoke screen used in capture ca. 1920 Unknown
88 Sports & Recreation Girls rifle team University of Maryland girls rifle team 1/10/1924 College Park, Maryland
89 Sports & Recreation Girls rifle team University of Maryland girls rifle team 1/10/1924 College Park, Maryland
90 Sports & Recreation Girls rifle team University of Maryland girls rifle team 1/10/1924 College Park, Maryland
91 Biography Edith Wilson Mrs. Woodrow Wilson leaving church after dedication of plaque ca. 1923 Unknown
92 Biography Sen. Rebecca Latimer Fenton First woman Senator poses with Senator Walter George 5/21/1922 Unknown
93 Biography Sen. Rebecca Latimer Fenton First woman Senator poses with Senator Walter George 5/21/1922 Unknown
95 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (in row boat) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
96.1 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (around campfire) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
96.2 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (diving) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
97 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (swimming lake) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
98 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (outside tent) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
99 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (outside first-aid tent) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
100 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (making ice cream) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
101 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (around table with mugs) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
102 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (washing cloths) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
103.1 Biography Realtors President Calvin Coolidge addresses realtors on the south lawn 6/5/1924 White House
103.2 Biography Realtors President Calvin Coolidge addresses realtors on the south lawn 6/5/1924 White House
104 General DC Bullet proof vest J. H. Stolin (Polish Army) and W. H. Murphy exchange shots during demonstration 9/13/1923 Potomac Park
105 General DC Bullet proof vest J. H. Stolin (Polish Army) and W. H. Murphy exchange shots during demonstration 9/13/1923 Potomac Park
106 General DC Bullet proof vest J. H. Stolin (Polish Army) and W. H. Murphy exchange shots during demonstration 9/13/1923 Potomac Park
107 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire that threatened a section of town 3/15/1924 Marlboro, Maryland
108 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire that threatened a section of town 3/15/1924 Marlboro, Maryland
109 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire in business section of town 11/21/1922 Front Royal, Virginia
110 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire in business section of town - Randolph Macon cadets patrol area 11/21/1922 Front Royal, Virginia
111 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire in business section of town - Randolph Macon cadets patrol area 11/21/1922 Front Royal, Virginia
112 Sports & Recreation Coon Hunt Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, et al, on coon hunt at the estate of Joseph Bradley 1/1923 Rockville, Maryland
113 Sports & Recreation Coon Hunt Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, et al, on coon hunt at the estate of Joseph Bradley 1/1923 Rockville, Maryland
114 Sports & Recreation Coon Hunt Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, et al, on coon hunt at the estate of Joseph Bradley 1/1923 Rockville, Maryland
115 Sports & Recreation Quantico Marine Stadium General Smedley Butler supervises construction of stadium 1/15/1922 Quantico, Virginia
116 Sports & Recreation Quantico Marine Stadium General Smedley Butler supervises construction of stadium 1/15/1922 Quantico, Virginia
117 Sports & Recreation Quantico Marine Stadium Football game with marching Marines in background 1/15/1922 Quantico, Virginia
118 Biography Joseph Cannon Joseph "Uncle Joe" Cannon and Canfield Himes 9/29/1922 Unknown
119 General DC Fire Wagon Last run of fire horses in DC ca.1923 Unknown
120 Sports & Recreation Coon Hunt Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, et al, on coon hunt at the estate of Joseph Bradley 1/1923 Rockville, Maryland
121 Sports & Recreation Coon Hunt Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, et al, on coon hunt at the estate of Joseph Bradley 1/1923 Rockville, Maryland
122 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (in front of tent) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
123 Sports & Recreation Girl Scouts Girl Scouts from Washington at camp (preparing to swim) 7/1923 Camp Bradley, Magnolia, Maryland
124 Transportation Captive balloon Men in basket of balloon ca. 1923 Ellipse
125 Transportation Captive balloon men standing around balloon ca. 1923 Ellipse
126 Biography Shriners Group of Shriners ca. 1923 Unknown
127 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire in business section of town - Randolph Macon cadets patrol area 11/21/1922 Front Royal, Virginia
128 Accidents & Disasters Fire Scene of fire in business section of town - Randolph Macon cadets patrol area 11/21/1922 Front Royal, Virginia
129 Biography Vice President Thomas R. Marshall being cheered by Senate page boys after announcing he was giving them a Christmas party 12/1920 US Capitol
130 General DC Fire Horses Last run of Barney, Gene & Tom, the DC fire horses. James Gately driver 6/15/1925 Unknown
131 Accidents & Disasters Fire proof safe test Bureau of Standards test of fire proof safes in Bolgiano Seed Company building 6/17/1928 1007-1009 Little B Street. NW
132 Biography Army Nurses 41 graduates of the Army School of Nursing received their commissions as Lieuts. 6/5/1925 Walter Reed Hospital
133 Transportation Money Wagon Wagon that hauled paper currency from the Bureau of Printing & Engraving to the Treasury Building ca. 1890 Treasury Building
135 Biography President Warren Harding Delivers his first message to joint session 4/12/1920 US Capitol
136 Accidents & Disasters White House Fire President Hoover and friend (left, on roof of executive office) watch firemen battle multiple alarm blaze 12/24/1929 White House
137 Biography Pietro Battaglia Street organ grinder or hurdy gurdy man - quit the business in July 1925 7/18/1925 Unknown
138 Accidents & Disasters Accident scene Police standing around covered body ca. 1920 Washington Monument
139 Accidents & Disasters Accident scene Police standing around covered body ca. 1920 Washington Monument
140 Accidents & Disasters Fire Soldier stands guard near equipment salvaged from destroyed cavalry troop barracks ca. 1920 Fort Myer, Virginia
141 General DC Lincoln Day Annual Lincoln Day ceremonies at statue ca. 1920 District Court House
142 Transportation ZR-1 dirigible "Shenandoah" View just before the launch of the first semi-rigid dirigible built in the US ca. 1920 Lakehurst, New Jersey
143 Accidents & Disasters Fire Multi-alarm fire that destroyed the Schafer Plumbing Supply business ca. 1920 13th Street and Ohio Avenue, NW
144 Accidents & Disasters Fire Multi-alarm fire that destroyed the Schafer Plumbing Supply business ca. 1920 13th Street and Ohio Avenue, NW
145 Biography Woman Unidentified woman ca. 1920 Unknown
146 Biography Man with Dog Unidentified man with dog wearing Red Cross vest ca. 1920 Unknown
147 Biography John Pershing General John Pershing laying cornerstone ca. 1920 Unknown
148 Sports & Recreation Racing tower Tower at Bowie racetrack? ca. 1920 Bowie racetrack?
149 Sports & Recreation Coach Group of men some sitting, perhaps bench at football game ca. 1920 Unknown
150 Biography Nurses Nine nurses outside hospital ca. 1920 Unknown
151 Transportation Airplane Two men standing near aircraft ca. 1920 Unknown
152 Biography Two men Two men in suits standing talking ca. 1920 Unknown
153 Biography Marquis Jacques De Dampierre The grandnephew of Lafayette ca. 1920 Unknown
154 General DC US Navy pigeon CPO in charge of pigeon lofts at Anacostia Naval Air Station ca. 1921 Anacostia Naval Air Station
155 General DC Building dedication Dedication of Salvation Army building ca. 1920 Georgetown
156 Biography Josephus Daniels Secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration surrounded by reporters ca. 1920 White House
157 Biography Kennesaw Mountain Landis Tosses out first pitch at World Series game 1924 Griffith Stadium
158 Biography Kennesaw Mountain Landis Tosses out first pitch at World Series game 1924 Griffith Stadium
159 Sports & Recreation Boy Scouts Annual signal or semaphore competition ca. 1920 National Mall - Reflecting Pool/Lincoln Memorial
160 General DC Gas canisters Large stacks of gas canisters ca. 1920 Unknown
161 Transportation US Marine Flight School Marine officers learning the rudiments of aviation ca. 1920 Brown Field, Quantico, Virginia
162 General DC Traffic Cop DC Traffic Police Officer on the job ca. 1920 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
201 General DC President Theatre View of President Theatre and Harvey Restaurant ca. 1924 1014 & 1016 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202 Transportation Goodyear Blimp Only time it landed on roof of building in DC ca. 1920 Emmerson & Orme, 17th and M Streets, NW
203 Biography President Warren Harding President and Mrs. Harding welcome war wounded from Walter Reed at White House lawn party. 6/7/1922 White House
204 General DC Truxton Circle View of Truxton Circle and the McMillan Fountain ca. 1920 Florida Avenue and North Capital Street
205 General DC Election results Crowd gathers to get the results of the 1920 election 1920 Washington Post Building
206 General DC Election results Crowd gathers to get the results of the 1920 election 1920 Washington Post Building
207 General DC Election results Crowd gathers to get the results of the 1920 election 1920 Washington Post Building
208 Biography Thomas J. Bryan Presented Medal of Honor by President Calvin Coolidge 3/15/1924 White House
209 General DC Wireless Towers Army signal corps had three towers built and later a fourth was added ca. 1920 Arlington National Cemetery
210 Biography Isaac Gans Civic leader and president of Washington Chamber of Commerce 1922 Unknown
211 Biography Ed Wynn Stage comedian scans card at meet 10/1930 Laurel racetrack
212 Biography Ed Wynn Stage comedian scans card at meet 10/1930 Laurel racetrack
213 Biography Edith Wilson Widow of former President Woodrow Wilson 10/1930 Laurel racetrack
214 Biography President Woodrow Wilson Automobile presented to the former President on his 67th birthday 12/28/1923 2340 S Street, NW
215 Biography Walter Johnson Weak from a influenza attack Johnson is wheeled to an awaiting ambulance. Seen with Clark Griffith and Eddie Eynon 3/30/1928 Unknown railroad station
216 Biography Al Houghton & Richard Wilson Golfers ca. 1923 Unknown
217 General DC Home for Incurables Bishop James Freeman and First Lady Grace Coolidge laying cornerstone 10/22/1923 Home for Incurables
218 Biography President Warren Harding Delivers inaugural speech 3/4/1921 US Capitol
219 Sports & Recreation Mule Polo Servicemen playing polo ca. 1920 Camp Humphries
220 Transportation Gonzaga High School Bus New Reo bus for transporting athletes to events 9/29/1923 Unknown
221 Sports & Recreation Tidal Basin beach Crowd in water at the Tidal Basin beach 1923 Tidal Basin
222 General DC DC Voting Rights Ruth Elder campaigns with stickers on her car windshield ca. 1920 Unknown
223 Accidents & Disasters Bridge Collapse Bridge collapse before truck clears 1/12/1924 Bridge over Pimmit Run on road to Cherrydale, Va
224 Accidents & Disasters Bridge Collapse Bridge collapse before truck clears 1/12/1924 Bridge over Pimmit Run on road to Cherrydale, Va
225 Accidents & Disasters Bridge Collapse Bridge collapse before truck clears 1/12/1924 Bridge over Pimmit Run on road to Cherrydale, Va
226 Biography Houdini Famed magician in straitjacket. Freed self in less than five minutes ca. 1920 Albee Building
227 General DC F Street, NW View of F Street, NW looking east from Press Building ca. 1920 F Street, NW
228 Biography President Woodrow Wilson Crowd across street from house 2/3/1924 2340 S Street, NW
229 Accidents & Disasters Fire proof safe test Bureau of Standards test of fire proof safes in Bolgiano Seed Company building 6/17/1928 1007-1009 Little B Street. NW
230 Accidents & Disasters Fire proof safe test Bureau of Standards test of fire proof safes in Bolgiano Seed Company building 6/17/1928 1007-1009 Little B Street. NW
231 Accidents & Disasters Fire proof safe test Bureau of Standards test of fire proof safes in Bolgiano Seed Company building 6/17/1928 1007-1009 Little B Street. NW
232 Accidents & Disasters Fire proof safe test Bureau of Standards test of fire proof safes in Bolgiano Seed Company building 6/17/1928 1007-1009 Little B Street. NW
233 General DC First Division Memorial Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge 10/4/1924 Ellipse
234 Biography First ladies Grace Coolidge and Lou Hoover in Girl Scout uniform ca. 1920 Unknown
235 Biography Marathon Dancers Marathon dancers shuffle their way to District Courthouse for wedding ca. 1920 District Court Building
236 Biography Confederate Veterans Last three members of Col. Mosby's Raiders decorate graves of Confederate soldiers ca. 1920 Arlington National Cemetery
237 Biography Philander "Tippy" C. Knox, Jr. Portrait of Philander Knox, Jr. ca. 1920 Unknown
238 Transportation Aviation Markers Markers atop Commerce Building being inspected by Air Secretary William McCracken ca. 1927 Commerce Building, 19th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW
239 Transportation Automobile Tags Early auto tag - metallic numerals riveted on heavy cowhide ca.1920 Unknown
240 Biography Vice-President Charles Curtis Vice-President Charles Curtis, Gov. Albert Ritchie (MD), J. Hampton Magruder, and Gill Dailey 1928 Bowie, Maryland
241.1 Biography John J. Daly Washington Post drama critic ca. 1920 Unknown
241.2 General DC Aqueduct Bridge Bridge being torn down 1924 Aqueduct Bridge
242 Biography Vice President Calvin Coolidge Traditional picture with Senate page boys 1921 US Capitol
243 Biography Calvin and Grace Coolidge Pose in skies on the lawn of White House to promote popular New England winter sport ca. 1920 White House
244 General DC Rainbow Fountain When Grace Coolidge turned on values for first display 10/15/1924 Reflecting pool - National Mall
245 Biography Will Rodgers Will Rodgers with Adm. Cary Grayson at the Preakness 1930 (spring) Pimlico racetrack
246 General DC Convention Hall 15,000+ people filled the hall to see Roxie and his Gang on March 18, 1924 ca. 1924 5th and K Streets, NW
247 Biography Roxy (S. L. Rothanel) and his gang arriving at Union Station 3/17/1924 Union Station
248 Biography Roxy (S. L. Rothanel) with child after arriving at Union Station 3/17/1924 Union Station
249 Biography Roxy (S. L. Rothanel) Greeted by William Santelmann, Sr. (USMC band leader) 3/17/1924 Union Station
250 Prohibition Diplomatic Liquor Liquor being delivered to British Embassy ca. 1920 British Embassy - Connecticut Ave & N St, NW
251 Prohibition High-jacking Vincent Cloe displays novelty sign in his car ca. 1925 Unknown
252 Biography John Philip Sousa Greeted by Capt. Taylor Branson (USMC band leader) 5/12/1930 Union Station
253 Biography John Philip Sousa Being congratulated by President Herbert Hoover after leading Marine Band for last time - played Royal Welsh Fusilliers March 5/12/1930 White House
254 Biography John Philip Sousa Being congratulated by President Herbert Hoover and Rep. Sol Bloom (NY) after leading Marine Band for last time - played Royal Welsh Fusilliers March 5/12/1930 White House
255 Biography John Philip Sousa Letter to CC Hathaway form John Philip Sousa 1926 Unknown
256 Biography John Spurgeon Managing Editor of the Washington Post ca.1921 Unknown
257 General DC Police pistol range Policewomen directed to become proficient with pistols 11/8/1923 Police pistol range
258 General DC Baseball scoreboard Old scoreboard at Washington Post ca. 1920 Washington Post Building
259 Biography Bucky Harris Bucky Harris at Laurel Racetrack 10/9/1930 Laurel racetrack
260 Biography Sen. Harry F. Byrd taking oath of Governor of Virginia 1926 Richmond, Virginia
261 Sports & Recreation Baseball Julius Radice playing the Warwick Baseball team now prominent orthopedic surgeon ca. 1920 Unknown
262 Sports & Recreation National Open (golf) Jock Hutchinson and his scotch caddy 7/19/1921 Columbia Country Club
263 Biography Rainbow Division Convention Paul Claudel (French Amb), Gen. Henri j. E. Gaurard, Gen. A. J. Crowley, Gen. Henry J. Riley 7/11/1929 Union Station
264 Transportation Spirit of St. Louis Airplane being moved into the Smithsonian Institute 5/11/1928 Smithsonian Institution - National Mall
265 Transportation Spirit of St. Louis Airplane being moved into the Smithsonian Institute 5/11/1928 Smithsonian Institution - National Mall
266 Transportation Spirit of St. Louis Airplane being moved into the Smithsonian Institute 5/11/1928 Smithsonian Institution - National Mall
267 Transportation Spirit of St. Louis Airplane being moved into the Smithsonian Institute 5/11/1928 Smithsonian Institution - National Mall
268 Biography First ladies Grace Coolidge and Lou Hoover in Girl Scout uniform ca. 1920 Unknown
269 General DC Police Patrol Boat First police patrol boat was the "Joe Blackburn" ca. 1920 Anacostia River
270 Biography Mrs. H. C. Phipps Owner of Wheatley stables, holding Pimilico Cup after "Diavolo" won the fall meet 1929 Pimilico racetrack
271 General DC Fire Department Engine Company No. 2 - trucks leaving station ca.1920 12th Street between G & H Streets, NW
272 General DC Fire Department Engine Company No. 3 - Chief Reynolds, Capt. Green and firemen with clothing collected to aid near east victims 5/1/1922 New Jersey Avenue between D & E Streets, NW
273 Biography William P. McCracken 1st Air Secretary of Commerce - Appointed by Secretary Hoover after enactment of Air Commerce Act of May 30, 1926 6/1926 Unknown
274 Transportation Fokker plane tri-motored bomber Gen. James E. Fechet (Chief of Operations), Tony Fokker, William McCracken (Air Sec of Commerce), Gen. Mason M. Patrick (Chief Army Air Service) and Lt. "Reds" Johnson (pilot) ca. 1920 Bolling Field
275 Transportation Fokker plane tri-motored bomber Airplane sitting on tarmac ca. 1920 Bolling Field
276 Sports & Recreation Tris Speaker Baseball star in action (batting) 1920 Griffith Stadium
277 Sports & Recreation Tris Speaker Baseball star in action (throwing) 1920 Griffith Stadium
278 Biography Guy Burlingame Police Lt. In charge of Vice Squad ca. 1920s Unknown
279 Biography L. P. Steuart Imperial Potentate of the Shrine 1923 Griffith Stadium
280 Transportation Army blimp T-C 4 Blimp prepares to take off to view 1st total eclipse in 450 years 1925 Bolling Field
281 Transportation Army blimp T-C 4 Blimp prepares to take off to view 1st total eclipse in 450 years - Capt. W. O. Butler (pilot), Dr. David Todd (Amherst Astronomer), Major Rush Lincoln, and Carlyle Bargeron (Washington Post reporter) 1925 Bolling Field
282 Sports & Recreation Stall Gates inspection Vice President Charles Curtis inspecting stall gates with starter Jim Milton 11/21/1928 Bowie racetrack
283 Sports & Recreation Mutuel ring View of Mutuel ring before installation of "tote" 11/21/1928 Bowie racetrack
284 Sports & Recreation New stand - post time View from tower as horses go to post - new stand in background 4/3/1929 Bowie racetrack
285 Sports & Recreation New stand - post time View from tower as horses go to post - new stand in background 4/3/1929 Bowie racetrack
286 Sports & Recreation Paddock View of the paddock area 4/1930 Bowie racetrack
287 Sports & Recreation Cup presentation Cup presentation by Edgar Orme to James Rowe, Jr. trainer of H. P. Whitney's Victorian after the Gov. Pratt Handicap 11/21/1928 Bowie racetrack
288 Transportation Tank demonstration Tank demonstration at air circus 9/23/1923 Bolling Field
289 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
290 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
291 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
292 Biography Air Secretaries (L to R) William M. McCracken (Commerce), F. Trubee Davidson (War), and Edward P. Warner (Navy) 8/18/1926 State, War & Navy building
293 Sports & Recreation Golf Dr. Hollingsworth first to tee off ca. 1924 Anacostia Park
294 General DC Social Oyster Club Original building of the Social Oyster Club formed by plate printers of the Printing-Engraving Bureau ca. 1880 14th Street, SW
295 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Three cars traveling around track during race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
296 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Racing cars lined up before start of race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
297 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Racing cars lined up before start of race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
298 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Group of drivers before start of race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
299 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Group of drivers before start of race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
300 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Spectators cars parked in infield as they entered grandstand 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
301 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Spectators cars parked in infield as they entered grandstand 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
302 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Fire brigade members march to posts with shoulder extinguishers 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
303 Sports & Recreation Auto Race Pete De Paolo winning 250 mile race 7/11/1925 Washington-Baltimore Speedway, Laurel, Maryland
304 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
305 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
306 Accidents & Disasters Tornado damage Leveled schoolhouse after tornado - 15 killed (mainly school children) 40 injured 11/9/1926 La Plata, Maryland
307 Sports & Recreation Victory Parade Victory Parade for Washington Senators, 1924 pennant winners 9/30/1924 Pennsylvania Avenue, near Washington Post Building
308 Sports & Recreation Victory Parade Harry Nemo Leibold, Ernest "Mule" Shirley, and Stanley Harris before homecoming victory parade 9/30/1924 Pennsylvania Avenue
309 Sports & Recreation Victory Parade President Calvin Coolidge, Secretary of State Charles Hughes, Bucky Harris, Isaac Gans, Cuneo Rudolph on stand during victory parade 9/30/1924 Ellipse
310 Sports & Recreation Victory Parade Joe Judge standing next to automobile 9/30/1924 Pennsylvania Avenue
311 Sports & Recreation Washington Senators 6'5" pitcher Jim D. Weaver and Muddy Ruel ca. 1925 Griffith Stadium
312 General DC Women Crossing Guards Women led by Mrs. Ellis Logan, pictured with Police Traffic Inspector Albert Headley 1/3/1923 11th Street, NW
313 General DC Women Crossing Guards Crossing guards at work 1/3/1923 11th Street, NW
314 Sports & Recreation Baseball Bucky Harris being congratulated by Gov. Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania 10/1925 Griffith Stadium
315 Biography Hoover Inauguration President Herbert Hoover inauguration 3/4/1929 US Capitol, east front
316 Biography Hoover Inauguration View of inaugural parade from atop the Treasury building 3/4/1929 Pennsylvania Avenue
317 Biography Hoover Inauguration View of inaugural parade from atop the Treasury building 3/4/1929 Pennsylvania Avenue
318 Biography Hoover Inauguration Presidential reviewing booth 3/4/1929 Pennsylvania Avenue
319 Biography Hoover Inauguration Presidential reviewing booth 3/4/1929 Pennsylvania Avenue
320 Biography Richard E. Byrd Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd and Gov. Harry F. Byrd (Virginia) and others 6/23/1926 Union Station
321 Biography Visiting Nurses Group of women on a Washington Street ca. 1921 Unknown
322 Biography Calvin Coolidge President Calvin Coolidge greets wounded veterans ca. 1923 White House
323 Biography Charles E. Hughes and Carter Glass Sec. Of State Charles Hughes and former Treasury Secretary Carter Glass ca. 1921 Department of State, Navy and War building
324 General DC F Street. NW View of F Street from Treasury building ca. 1880 F Street, NW
325 Sports & Recreation Horseracing Noting the early line at Bowie 1924 Bowie racetrack
326 Biography Snowball battle Sec. Of Labor James J. "Puddler Jim" Davis takes one on the ear. Was thrown by Sec. of War John Weeks 1/3/1925 White House
327 Biography Muriel Fritz Calling attention to voteless Washington with this closed ballot box on election day ca. 1920 Unknown
328 General DC Annapolis Middies US Naval Cadets at Presidential inauguration? ca. 1920 US Capitol
329 Sports & Recreation Potomac Boat Club Portrait of the members of the Potomac Boat Club 1929 Potomac Boat Club
330 Biography Pete McLaughlin Standing outside his All Temperance Gold Bug Hotel ca. 1920 Minneola, Long Island
331 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker disaster The scene inside after the collapse of the theatre's roof 1/28/1922 Knickerbocker Theatre
332 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
333 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
334 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
335 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
336 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
337 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
338 Sports & Recreation Grandstand New grandstand under construction ca. 1925 Bowie, Maryland
339 Sports & Recreation Baseball Joe Cronin (Boston Manager) and Bucky Harris ca. 1935 Griffith Stadium
340 Biography Bishop James Cannon, Jr. Bishop of Methodist church and leading prohibitionist ca. 1920 Unknown
341 Biography Baseball Bucky Harris with Clark Griffith signing new contract ca. 1920 Unknown
342 Sports & Recreation Baseball Cliff Bolton, Earl Whitehill, and Bucky Harris ca. 1920 Griffith Stadium
343 Sports & Recreation Baseball Babe Ruth's last at bat - flying out to center in the 8th inning 9/30/1924 Griffith Stadium
344 Sports & Recreation Baseball Babe Ruth acknowledges testimonial from Washington fans presented at home plate 9/30/1924 Griffith Stadium
345 Sports & Recreation Baseball Babe Ruth leaving stadium, Sam Beard carrying last bat Ruth used 9/30/1924 Griffith Stadium
346 Sports & Recreation Horseracing "Thursday" horse bred and owned by Preston Burch 11/24/1934 Unknown
347 Biography President Warren Harding Delivering message to joint session of Congress (newspaper page reproduction) 4/13/1921 US Capitol
348 Accidents & Disasters Train Wreck View of train wreck ca. 1920 Cherry Hill, Virginia
349 Biography Buck Earl Washington Post artist ca. 1920 Washington Post
350 Sports & Recreation Horseracing Raymond "Sonny" Workman contract rider with H.P. Whitney stables 1927 Unknown
351 Transportation Airplane Hugh Miller and Charles Stant in front of a DC 4 airplane ca. 1925 Washington National
352 General DC Parking Meters M.R. Muller holding innards of broken meter. Meters were installed November 1, 1938 11/16/1938 Unknown
353 General DC Daily Intelligencer Page of the February 9, 1854 Daily Intelligencer with National Theatre ad ca. 1920 Unknown
354 General DC Advertising Young Men's Shop ad in newspaper 4/11/1921 Unknown
355 Sports & Recreation First home game President Calvin Coolidge throws out first pitch at Senators game 6/27/1924 Griffith Stadium
356 General DC House Rear of a house with people on the deck ca. 1930 Unknown
501 General DC US Park Police Inspection of US Park Police bicycle division 1920 National Mall
502 General DC Key Bridge Forms set as they prepared to pour for last span over railroad tracks on K Street, NW 4/21/1922 Key Bridge, K Street in Georgetown
503 General DC Bijou Theatre Exterior view of the Bijou Theatre 1920 Little B and 9th Street, NW
504 Sports & Recreation Potomac Boat Club Members of the eight oar shell crew team 1929 Potomac Boat Club
505 Biography General John J. Pershing With Mary Roberts Rinehart (noted actress), Grace Coolidge, and Edith Wilson watching pageant 5/11/1922 Washington Cathedral
506 Prohibition Seized beer destroyed US Marshalls and Treasury Department agents destroy 18,000 seized bottles of beer 11/20/1923 Arlington Dump, Arlington, Virginia
507 Transportation World Flyers Three around the world planes fly above the US Capitol 9/12/1924 US Capitol
508 Accidents & Disasters Willard Hotel Top floor ballroom gutted by flames ca. 1920 Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue
509 Accidents & Disasters Willard Hotel Smoking exterior view of ballroom fire ca. 1920 Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue
510 Sports & Recreation Tambour Tambour winning the Selima Stakes 10/25/1930 Laurel racetrack
511 Biography Franklin D. Roosevelt The President delivering Inaugural address 1933 US Capitol
512 General DC Potomac Boat Club Crowds assembled to watch Potomac canoe races ca. 1920 Potomac Boat Club
513 Biography Herbert Hoover The President takes oath of office 3/4/1929 US Capitol
514 Biography Herbert Hoover The President takes oath of office 3/4/1929 US Capitol
515 Biography Herbert Hoover The President delivering Inaugural address 3/4/1929 US Capitol
516 Sports & Recreation Polo Army teams in action 7/1929 Polo Field, Potomac Park
517 General DC Firemen's Parade Barney, Gene & Tom in parade 1928 Unknown
518 General DC Traffic cop Officer Serges Perry directs traffic from mound of snow at 14th and H Streets, NW. 1/28/1922 14th and H Streets, NW
519 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker Theatre Scene from roof of apartment of adjoining theatre 1/28/1922 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW
520 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker Theatre Some of the last victims being removed from upper balcony 1/28/1922 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW
521 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker Theatre US Marines and soldiers assisted with the removal of dead and injured 1/28/1922 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW
522 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker Theatre Soldier holding sheet to cover remains of victim being placed on stretcher 1/28/1922 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW
523 Accidents & Disasters Knickerbocker Theatre Dead being loaded into ambulance 1/28/1922 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW
524 General DC Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial dedication as seen from the Washington Monument 5/30/1922 National Mall, Lincoln Memorial
525 General DC Lincoln Memorial GAR veterans at the Lincoln Memorial dedication listen to invocation 5/30/1922 National Mall, Lincoln Memorial
526 Biography Warren Harding President Harding viewing Shrine parade with General John Pershing 6/5/1923 Pennsylvania Avenue
527 General DC Shriners Parade Lights on Pennsylvania Avenue for parade 6/1923 Pennsylvania Avenue
528 General DC Shriners Parade View of parade from atop the Willard Hotel 6/1923 Pennsylvania Avenue
529 General DC Shriners Parade View of parade from atop the Willard Hotel 6/1923 Pennsylvania Avenue
530 Transportation Glider Constructed in College Park, Maryland it crashed on initial take-off 1928 Unknown
531 Biography Calvin Coolidge President Coolidge delivers commencement address - Also pictured John B. Creedon and William S. Flynn 6/9/1924 Georgetown University
532 Biography Warren Harding Remains of President Harding lie in state 8/8/1923 East Room, White House
533 General DC Easter Egg Roll Crowds of people at the Easter Egg Roll 4/17/1922 White House
534 General DC Dupont Fountain Unveiling of Dupont Fountain 5/17/1921 Dupont Circle
535 Biography Marie Curie Marie Curie and her daughters pose with President and Mrs. Warren Harding 5/21/1921 White House
536 Biography Grace Coolidge First Lady, Grace Coolidge, pins ribbon on winner at Arlington Horse Show - also pictured Clarence Sherrill (far right) 5/12/1922 Arlington Horse show grounds
537 Transportation Air Race Sea planes in taking part in air race ca. 1920 Anacostia Naval Air Station
538 Transportation Air Race Sea planes in taking part in air race ca. 1920 Anacostia Naval Air Station
539 Biography Warren Harding President Harding while attending Songfest ca. 1920 Ellipse
540 General DC Electric Chair View of DC's electric chair ca. 1920 DC Jail
541 Biography GAR Veterans General of the G.A.R. at unveiling of Grant Memorial ca. 1920 National Mall, Capitol reflecting pool
542 Biography Earl Sande Jockey Earl Sande and Dr. Pardee 10/24/1927 Laurel racetrack
543 Biography Patrick Donoghue Jockey and son of famous British rider Steve Donoghue 3/29/1930 Pimilico racetrack
544 Sports & Recreation "Polish" Polish winning race 11/7/1927 Pimlico racetrack
545 Biography Thomas Marshall Vice President Marshall cheered by Senate page boys after announcing he was going to host Christmas party 12/1920 US Capitol
546 Biography Jumbo Elephant with zoo keeper, woman and child ca. 1920 National Zoo
547 General DC Center Market Exterior view of Center Market ca. 1920 9th Street and Louisiana Avenue, NW
548 Biography Honus Wagner Famed ball player with Clark Griffith 10/1925 Griffith Stadium
549 Sports & Recreation Baseball Walter Johnson signs baseball for youngster ca. 1925 Griffith Stadium
550 Sports & Recreation Baseball Nic Altrock and Al Schacht clowning around before game ca. 1925 Griffith Stadium
551 Sports & Recreation Baseball American League Pennant flying above stadium 1925 Griffith Stadium
552 Biography Charles Lindbergh With President Calvin Coolidge and others at Washington ceremony 1927 Monument lot
553 Biography Charles Lindbergh With President Calvin Coolidge and others at Washington ceremony 1927 Monument lot
554 Biography Charles Lindbergh With President Calvin Coolidge and others at Washington ceremony 1927 Monument lot
555 Biography Charles Lindbergh With President Calvin Coolidge and others at Washington ceremony 1927 Monument lot
556 Sports & Recreation Baseball Bucky Harris being spiked at third base 1925 Griffith Stadium
557 Sports & Recreation Baseball Bucky Harris with his bull terrier pup ca. 1925 Griffith Stadium
558 Sports & Recreation Baseball Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis at World Series game 10/1925 Griffith Stadium
559 General DC District Heights Aerial view of District Heights neighborhood 1928 District Heights, Maryland
560 Biography Walter Johnson Copy of 1909 image by Baar-Farnnam ca. 1909 Griffith Stadium
561 General DC Pennsylvania Avenue Copy of 1865 image by S. P. Hollingsworth ca. 1865 Pennsylvania Avenue
562 General DC Pennsylvania Avenue Copy of 1885 image - Washington Post building and Stilson Hutching building ca. 1885 Pennsylvania Avenue
563 Biography DC Board of Health Copy of ca. 1870 image of the first DC Board of Health ca. 1870 Unknown
564 General DC The Senate tobacco shop Copy of ca. 1880 image - Group of men outside tobacco shop ca. 1880 1004 7th Street, NW
565 Biography Samuel Langley Attempted flight by Prof Langley ca. 1901 Potomac River
566 Biography Samuel Langley Attempted flight by Prof Langley ca. 1901 Potomac River
567 Biography Samuel Langley Attempted flight by Prof Langley ca. 1901 Potomac River
568 Sports & Recreation Horseracing "Bucky Harris" winning race 11/14/1927 Bowie racetrack
569 Sports & Recreation Horse Show Mme Geisser Calesia, Mrs. Peter Goelet Gerry, Mrs. Syvanus Stokes, Senor Cardenas, Mrs. Allen Wellman, Senor Celesia, and Sylvanus Stokes 5/12/1922 Arlington, Virginia
570 General DC Potomac River Washington waterfront from Washington Monument, which was still under construction ca. 1880 Washington Monument
571 Sports & Recreation Baseball Walter Johnson and his brother ca. 1920 Griffith Stadium
572 Sports & Recreation Horse racing "Balko," sprint star and winner of high weight handicap from Sagamore Farm 11/23/1929 Bowie racetrack
573 Transportation Army Air Service Major General Mason Patrick, Duke of Sutherland, Lt. Oakley Kelley 12/21/1023 Unknown
574 General DC Conscientious Objectors Family members of conscientious objects picket the White House ca. 1920 White House
575 General DC Llangollen House Liz Whitney drives coach away from mansion for hunt ca. 1920 Llangollen House
576 General DC Center Market stalls View of the Center Market outdoor vendor stalls ca. 1920 9th Street and Louisiana Avenue, NW
577 Sports & Recreation Tidal Basin beach swimmers going off diving platform ca. 1920 Tidal Basin
578 General DC Poli's Theatre Exterior view of Poli's Theatre ca. 1920 Pennsylvania avenue, just east of 15th Street, NW
579 Transportation Street car Copy of ca. 1880 image - Horse drawn street car ca. 1880 Unknown
580 General DC Waterfront Aerial view of the waterfront and fish wharfs ca. 1920 Southwest
581 Biography George Washington Letter by George Washington to William Thourton 7/14/1799 Unknown
582 Biography George Washington Letter by George Washington to William Thourton 7/14/1799 Unknown
583 Biography George Washington Letter by George Washington to William Thourton 7/14/1799 Unknown
584.1 General DC East Room Interior view of White House east room Unknown White House
584.2 General DC East Room Interior view of White House east room Unknown White House
585 General DC Wheat Row Wheat Row in Southeast ca. 1950 Wheat Row
586 Biography Franklin Roosevelt Funeral precession of President Roosevelt - Women service detachment precedes caisson 4/14/1945 Pennsylvania Avenue
587 General DC Federal Triangle demolition of buildings in Federal Triangle area ca. 1929 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
588 Sports & Recreation Horse racing Man with horse - "Fred Avon" written on sleeve ca. 1920 Unknown
589 Sports & Recreation Horse racing Man with horse - "Fred Avon" written on sleeve ca. 1920 Unknown
590 Sports & Recreation Horse racing Start of Prince Georges Handicap - First permanent stall gates introduced on US track 11/16/1928 Bowie racetrack
591 Sports & Recreation Horse racing Start of Prince Georges Handicap - First permanent stall gates introduced on US track 11/16/1928 Bowie racetrack
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Prepared by Mark S. Greek, Photo Archivist, May 2006

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