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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., 1924. "Evening Star building." Offices of the Washington Evening Star newspaper next to the Raleigh Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th (on the right) and 12th streets. Where there seems to be something of a mold problem. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.