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Our Cigar Department

Our Cigar Department

The cigar and candy counter at People's Drug Store, 7th and M Streets, Washington, D.C. Photo taken after 1909 by National Photo Company. View full size.


NW or SE?

Any idea if this is the 7th and M where the new Convention center is or the 7th and M across from the Navy Yard?

First time visiting, love the blog!

My goodness, but he's got quite a bountiful collection there!

re: Crank Phone Call

Well then, somebody otta let him out!! (groan, I couldn't help myself)

Crank Phone Call...

Look on the second shelf above the gentleman's head, down to the very left end of the shelf, and you'll see that he does, in fact, have Prince Albert in the can.

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