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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., 1925. "Stoneleigh Court apartments, L Street and Connecticut Avenue N.W." Close inspection will be rewarded with a wealth of detail afforded by this 8x10 glass negative, the highlights including disembodied pedestrian parts captured in mid-stride, and perhaps the earliest appearance on these pages of a ONE WAY traffic sign. National Photo Company Collection. View full size.