Big five - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.
Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves.
Date from negatives in same range.
General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.npco
This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
Temp. note: Batch two.
During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, the National Photo Company supplied photographs of current news events in Washington, D.C., as a daily service to its subscribers. It also prepared sets of pictures on popular subjects and undertook special photographic assignments for local businesses and government agencies. The bulk of the images were created between 1909 and 1932. The photographic files of the National Photo Company, including an estimated 80,000 images (photographic prints and corresponding glass negatives), were acquired by the Library from its proprietor Herbert E. French in 1947.