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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

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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!

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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]

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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