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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Pie Patrol: 1920

Pie Patrol: 1920

Washington again, circa 1920. "Holmes Bakery truck. Ford Motor Co." A sight sadly missing from the streets of our nation's capital lo these many years: big trucks delivering fresh blackberry pie. View full pies. National Photo Company.

 

Pies Aplenty

I wonder if the Holmes Company would be pleased to see how many pies this photo spawned. Between this picture and the pictures of Dave's pie, I've decided to make my boyfriend a pie tonight. (Sometimes I am in awe of what a good girlfriend I am...ha.) Now--blueberry or cherry?

Sherry, Pie Wagon is one of the best dog names I have heard, and I commend you for that.

Pie Wagon

Pie Wagon is my fat little dog's name.

[Sweet. Got any kids? - Dave]

Windowsill? Hah!

Dave, what you claim is a photo of your pie cooling on a windowsill is clearly a photo of your pie on the shelf of a fancy Sub-Zero refrigerator. Plus, the pie is placed alongside an elitist bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Come on Dave, are you a man of the people or an effete socialist French sympathizer?

[Who, moi? - Dave]

Very punny!

Heh- "view full pies" Nice.

What kind of pie did you make Dave?

[Delicious cherry. Which is maybe redundant. Now cooling on the windowsill. Or it would be if I had a windowsill that was pie-friendly. - Dave]

Do You Like Good Pies?

Washington Post Nov 25, 1911

Do You Like Good Pies?

Holmes' pies will make you think of childhood days. Mince and pumpkin are the specialties at this season. Send your address to Holmes' Bakery, 107 F street northwest, and a wagon will call at your door daily. Bread, rolls, cakes, and these delicious pies right from the oven. Ask them to start this service today.

[Yes. Yes I do. Placing an order right now. Pie out of oven btw. - Dave]

Make Mine Pie

I wish there was a pie truck going around each summer rather than an ice cream truck...

[Or perhaps both. And if they ever collided ... - Dave]

Pie Town

Anyone pinpoint where this is?

[In my oven. This got me in the mood. Baking a pie right now! - Dave]

[P.S. Sign on the building says Holmes & Son. Just follow your nose. - Dave]

 
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