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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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You Are Here: 1926

You Are Here: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Ford Motor Co." is all the caption says. Who can pinpoint our location using the visual clues provided? Extra credit for Street View links. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Horse hitching post?

Just to the right of the lamp post in the center of the photo is a smaller post with what looks like a short rope and loop. Is this possibly an equine hitching post, hardly used any more since these four-wheeled things came along?

Same abutments

It looks as if the bridge itself has been replaced over the years, but the stone abutments appear to be original!

Arlington House

Look through the second truss from the left and you can see Arlington House, Robert E. Lee's old house in the middle of Arlington Cemetery.

14th Street Bridge

Looks like this was taken along the Mount Vernon trail looking south, just under the 395/14th Street Bridge.

[The right bridge, but you're on the wrong side of the river. - Dave]

Ohio Drive

It's Ohio Drive Southwest with the two bridges next to the Potomac. It appears as though more bridges have been added between them.

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East Potomac Park / Hains Point area

Taken on what is now Ohio Drive under the railway bridge with Long Bridge (over the Potomac) in the background.

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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