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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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Star Lunch: 1922

Star Lunch: 1922

1922. "Policeman directing traffic at Ninth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Below is the same view from June of 2016.

Alternative title

"Stop Cola"

You've got to have a hook

Sure the White House Lunch has a blue plate special, but the Star Lunch features a whole table of delicious steam!

Car ID

Hudson products are noted for radiator louvers and rear opening doors. This one is the 4 cylinder Essex, Hudson's smaller companion make.

After Lunch

At least the Victor Building is still there:

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Phillips Delicious Soups

What gives "that down-in-Dixie flavor" was/is Phillips Delicious Soups, a Maryland company that marketed itself as a purveyor of Southern cuisine. They apparently are still in business.

[A good guess, but the ad is for Piedmont cigarettes, with a color scheme that was largely invisible to the emulsion used on this glass plate. - Dave]

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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