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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Epiphany: 1920

Epiphany: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Epiphany Church." With Star Lunch on the left and a mold invasion on the right. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
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Corby's Mother's Bread & Cakes

In Bread For The City: Shaw's Historic Bakeries we can read that:

the Corby Baking Company, makers of "Mother's Bread," ... had its factory just up the street at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW. Corby's had been founded by Charles I. Corby (1871-1926) and his brother William (1867-1935), who were born in New York and moved to Washington around 1890. Charles started the first small bakeshop on 12th Street NW and was soon joined by his brother. In 1894 they borrowed $500 for a down payment to buy a bakery on Georgia Avenue. After construction of a new building in 1902 and additions in 1912, the complex filled much of the block and soon ranked as Washington's largest bakery.

A positive effect

I frequently find Shorpy photographs heartwarming. This one is no exception: even though everything in this photo is likely dead and gone, the negative supports new, if moldy life!

It seems somewhat modified

but basically the same.

Wonderful church

The Church of the Epiphany, on G Street in downtown Washington, is still going strong. Recently, beautifully renovated, and a real gem. And great acoustics, too! I've sung there many times with the Washington Men's Camerata -- it's their favorite concert venue.

 
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