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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Washington Post building, 1339 E Street." Neighbors are the Washington Times in the much bigger Munsey Trust Building, and a Chinese restaurant ("Canton Pagoda") to the left. Out front, signs with the day's headlines as well as racing results, and a Dalton "Adding/Listing and Calculating Machines" truck. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.