Horseback riders on the trail of Indian Henry's, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
Intoxicated ducks, 1925
John Uslie, 1922
LOSES $5,000 HE SAVED WRITING WITH HIS TEETH
Armless Orphan, 20, Charges Partner Stole Money He Laid By to Start Business.
"My life savings are gone," John Uslie, 20-year-old orphan who lost both his arms in a railroad accident, told the police last night, as he reported that he had been robbed of $5,000. Uslie was taken before Clerk Robert B. Gott, and by placing a pen between his teeth signed a warrant charging Theodore Phillips, who conducts a business at 331 H street northeast, with taking his money. Detectives Bradley, Cox and O'Brien arrested Phillips on charges of larceny after trust. He was released on $2,500 bond.
Uslie said he lost his parents when he was 15 years old, and the following year suffered the loss of both arms, but taught himself to write by holding a pen in his mouth and a year later started out in the world, traveling about the country making a living by writing cards and selling drawings.
During his travels, he said, he met Phillips and the two became friends, traveling together, Phillips at night taking the money from his pockets, counting it and caring for it.
"My earnings averaged about $25 a day," said Uslie, "but some days I would make as high as $50. Phillips and I came to Washington in March, and since then I have made more than $900.
"We went into business at 331 H street northeast. Last week I learned that Phillips was going to turn the business over to a relative, and when I asked for an accounting I was turned out of the house and my clothes thrown after me." [Washington Post, June 9, 1922]
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on 85th birthday, March 8, 1926
Louise flower shop auto, 1922
Lulu McGrath, 1922
Mack Sennett's bathing beauties posed on automobile, Washington, DC, area, ca. 1919
Madam Hanahara, 1923
Madam Kawamura and children, 1924
Madame Nano, 1923
Margaret Little, Earl Columbus & Blanche Lehman, 1926