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Dist. Nat. Bank, Dupont Branch, Washington, D.C.

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Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve.
Date from negatives in same range.
Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
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.
Temp. note: Batch seven.

The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1890s. Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry after WWI. Throughout this initial era, the development of automotive technology was rapid. Hundreds of small manufacturers competing to gain the world's attention. Key developments included the electric ignition system, independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes. Transmissions and throttle controls were widely adopted and safety glass also made its debut. Henry Ford perfected mass-production techniques, and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler emerged as the “Big Three” auto companies by the 1920s. Car manufacturers received enormous orders from the military during World War II, and afterward automobile production in the United States, Europe, and Japan soared.

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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01/01/1910
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district of columbia
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see National Photo Company Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/275_npco.html

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