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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

The Lincoln Store: 1925

The Lincoln Store: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Exterior, Warfield Motor Co." The Lincoln dealer whose service garage we recently saw here. In 1927 the company moved next door into the building on the left. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

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One of the few times we get to see the photographer of the photo being taken at the same time. Pretty cool!

Well-Nigh Faultless Performance


Washington Post, October 25, 1925.

If you have owned fine cars, you will appreciate the service we put back of the Lincoln. Competently trained mechanics — possessing a complete understanding of the car, and working with Lincoln designed service tools, handles the work quickly and expertly.

Your car is inspected periodically with absolute thoroughness — and for the first four months there is no charge for this. As a consequence you enjoy at all times the well-nigh faultless performance of this superbly designed and built automobile. …

Warfield Motor Company
1132-1134 Connecticut Ave.

Interesting

That's an interesting phantasm to the right...someone skipping along and stopped?

[The exposure stopped, not the ghost. -tterrace]

 
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