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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Brownley Confectionery: 1924

Brownley Confectionery: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Brownley interior." Our second peek inside the Brownley Confectionery on G Street. On the table: more "Sport Fudge." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Plants

Man they were really into palms and ferns in those days!

This is what heaven looks like

I love everything about this shop: the mosaic tile floor, the curved glass cases, the pressed tin ceiling and, hmmm, what else -- oh yeah, the CHOCOLATE!

Melts in your mouth, not in --

Imagine the delicious aromas that would be in this shop. I wish this website offered "Smell-O-Vision." How did they keep the chocolates from melting during the summer months?

The screen doors don't look like they could keep out a determined fly. And is that a bird cage in the upper left corner - with a canary inside? A bit unsanitary for an upscale food vendor.

I'd walk a mile

... for some of their recipes!

[I'd walk a mile for a Caramel. - Dave]

Tiles

That's an interesting pattern. A bit time consuming, but very nice.

[These tiles came in sheets. - Dave]

 
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