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Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.


Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.



A black and white photo of a man in a coat and hat, Library of Congress Harris and Ewing collection

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

Caption from caption list: Senator Carter Glass of Va. comes pretty near being the new Col. House of the Wilson Administration. No Democratic Politician at present is closer to the Wilsonian Throne. His advice is considered safe and sane and is incessantly requisitioned. Senator Glass sees either the President or Mr Tumulty almost every day. Photo shows Mr Glass leaving the White House.
Date from caption list.
Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves.
Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at
This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
Temp. note: Batch one.

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.





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