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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Addressograph, 11th Street." I had written this off as too moldy to post, then saw the horse parked among the cars and baby parked in front of the fur store (is one baby-sitting the other?) and decided they deserved their 15 minutes of fame. National Photo glass negative. View full size.