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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Axis of Power: 1903

Axis of Power: 1903

June 1903. "Pennsylvania Avenue -- Washington, D.C." Landmarks here include the Old Post Office and that big domed building at the end of the street. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Off Limits

Yet another place from which we are no longer permitted to admire the nation's capitol, or the rest of the capital for that matter.

A classic view

Photographers have always loved this view of Pennsylvania Avenue, and versions of it have appeared in numerous stereoviews and postcards through the years since the 1860s. A survey of some of them can be found here.

Traffic

All seems to be one way; slightly more chaotic today, the 5 in the middle of that intersection wouldn't be there long today. Wonder how the 'fortune teller' did?

 
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