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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Interstate Building: 1921

Interstate Building: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Interstate Building, F Street N.W." Sharing the sidewalk with the Young Men's Shop, Losekam's Cafe and a smattering of spectral pedestrians. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Elite Styles

Elite Styles Magazine was published from 1897-1929, billing itself as "the magazine of sartorial delights." It was published by the Elite Styles Company, a pattern maker designed for professional dressmakers specialising in women's and girl's clothing. It was based in NYC where it held fashion shows for out-of-town dressmakers.

Well preserved!

And at least three folks

are staring back at the photographer from various windows, besides any mannequins already at work.

Question about the trolley tracks

There are two sets of two tracks each encased in brick at the bottom of the picture, each exactly next to the other.

[There are only two tracks; in the center of each is an access slot for the underground electric power. - tterrace]

 
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