1926 Photos NAD Gathering

Exploring the archives at the Library of Congress, I came across these two photos of ladies attending the August 1926 NAD gathering in Washington DC. You can see vintage dress and hair styles, and in the background, old cars from the 1920s, and the US Capitol. You’ll also see a sign for the Occidental Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue, which opened in 1906. I’d love to know if anyone can identify the ladies in these photos. The Library of Congress archives did not have any details beyond what I have included at the end of this post. [Click photos to see full size.]
1926 Nad Ladies 1  1926 nad ladies 2

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9 thoughts on “1926 Photos NAD Gathering

  1. by the way, thanks for the welcome back. i do have another blog, at http://deafsoup.wordpress.com
    – be sure to check it out for other recent finds i’ve made, including a 1903 washington times article with photos, about an annual tradition of Easter time camping by Gallaudet students, and a 1905 photo of the Gallaudet Football team on the front page of the Washinton times Sunday edition.


  2. robert – you’ll have to check with someone at nad for the exact location of the ’26 conference. the Occidential did close for a while, but was recently reopened in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania ave.

    i hope someone can help identify the ladies in the photos. anyone?


  3. Ken,

    Would you kindly care to pinpoint the exact location of the NAD conference held in Washington, DC? The enclosed photos seems taken somewhere on the Pennslyvania Avenue, Northwest (NW).

    The name of Occidential Restaurant seems very familar, but no longer existed at all.

    Real GLAD to see you BACK on the DeafRead!

    Former Gally classmate under Dr. Olson,
    Robert L. Mason (RLM)


  4. Wow, you found two photos NAD from the archives at the library of Congress. They are very unique picture in the 1920’s. Why not you should keeping looking more others from the deaf history or heritage. They must be lost somewhere we did not see. For example, we saw Helen Keller hold her dolls with her teacher in the photo around 1880s on the tv news and the internet. This photo was lost for long time until they found it. She was beautiful young girl and showed us their luxery dresses. I think Boston Museum has them now. You are a great finder. It s wonderful.


  5. Hi, Ken, thanks for those beautiful pictres of. NAD ladies. Who knows? Guess the ladies thought in advance, grinning!


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