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Anti-Tax Poster: 1939

Anti-Tax Poster: 1939

Anti-tax poster put up by Chamber of Commerce president, Washington, D.C., 1939. 'Less taxes, more jobs' reads the poster being pasted up by George H. Davis. It is the first of 25,000 such signs put up all over the nation as part of a drive for reduction in taxes by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Old photo provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.

Plain City, Ohio: 1938

Plain City, Ohio: 1938

Main Street, Plain City, Ohio. Street view with old cars, advertising signs and Ford dealership. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Antique Lumber Truck: 1925

Antique Lumber Truck: 1925

Antique Ford Motor Company truck in use at W. A. Pierce Lumber Company, 616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1925. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Fire Sale for Young Ladies: 1922

Fire Sale for Young Ladies: 1922

Old photo of Fire Sale at The Young Ladies Shop, 1922. Street view with crowd of mostly women in front of women's clothing store. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Loafing in Tennessee: 1937

Loafing in Tennessee: 1937

Men loafing in front of Mitchell Drug Company, Crossville, Tennessee. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Lord Baltimore Filling Station: 1926

Lord Baltimore Filling Station: 1926

Lord Baltimore Filling Station, Connecticut Avenue & Ordway Street, Washington, D.C.. Photo showing old visible gas pumps taken between 1910 and 1926. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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