Fords in Washington DC

During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover (late 19th and early 20th Centuries), the National Photo Company provided photographs of current news events in Washington, D.C. as a daily service to its subscribers. The National Photo Company also provided photographs on assignments for government agencies and businesses such as these for Ford Motor Company.

Ford Motor Co. Ford at French Embassy, [Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1926] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Ford at French Embassy, [Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1926]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co., Lincoln at Captiol, [Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1935] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co., Lincoln at Captiol, [Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1935]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial, [Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1926] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial, [Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1926]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Lincoln at War College, [Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1926] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Lincoln at War College, [Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1926]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Ford touring car at Library [of Congress, Washington, D.C.] [between 1910 and 1926] National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
Ford Motor Co. Ford touring car at Library [of Congress, Washington, D.C.]
[between 1910 and 1926]
National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)

 

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 of Congress from its proprietor Herbert E. French in 1947. Over 35,000 of these images can be viewed on the LOC’s Prints and Photographs online catalog.

 

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