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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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Washington Drank Here: 1913

Washington Drank Here: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Mullany's Saloon, 14th & E Sts. N.W." More about this venerable watering hole here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

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Quiet Drinkers

Next door at 502 Fourteenth St. NW, Jerome Mazzocchi's fruit stand and cigar store.

Washington Post, December 1, 1929.

By-Paths of the Nation's Capital

By Buck Bryant

… Dennis Mullany had a small, unpretentious place, south [sic] of Pennsylvania avenue, on Fourteenth street. He did not cater to an eating crowd but knew his liquors. Every man with an educated taste for strong drink found his saloon and liked it. Quiet, modest and businesslike, he appealed to the fellow who sought a beverage but no conversation.…

Shorpy & Co.

National Engraving Co. sign apparently painted by Shorpy & Co. Is it a common practice to hide a Shorpy reference in the signs, a la Alfred Hitchcock's cameos? If so, I've been totally missing them.

[Watch for when the bus pulls up. - Dave]

Telltale Sign

I like your ad up there on the National Engraving sign. Looks like it was actually there, or did you go back in time and put it there? Love these old pictures.

[Shorpy got around. - Dave]

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