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Chicken to Go: 1923

Chicken to Go: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Louisiana Avenue market." And our second glimpse of the Globe Broom Factory. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Many Chickens Die

Washington Post, November 3, 1917.

Many Chickens Die in 3 Alarm Fire

Krey, Price & Co., Burned Out
— Big Crowd at Blaze.

Several thousand pedestrians in the downtown section of the city witnessed a spectacular blaze, which destroyed the business establishment of Krey, Price & Company, produce commission merchants, at 933 Louisiana avenue northwest, last night shortly after 9 o'clock.

The fire was discovered by Policeman L.C. Davis and John Everett, a watchman. In a short time eleven engines were pumping water to extinguish the blaze. Within twenty minutes Fire Chief Wagner announced that the blaze was under control.

After the fire was out firemen brought out four coops of chickens, many of the fowls being still alive. Others were killed by the smoke or water. Damage to the stock of Krey, Price and Company is estimated at $500, covered by insurance, while the loss on the buildings is estimated at $1,900.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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