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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Tarzan, Reel 2

Tarzan, Reel 2

January 1921. Our second look at the Criterion Theater in Washington. Now playing: "The Revenge of Tarzan." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

The Eagle

next door....
ad from Washington Post, Jan 23 1921

The Eagle
Chinese-American Cuisine
316 9th St. N.W.
Table D'Hote
Sunday Dinner, $1
11 to 8 P.M.
Thomas Jardin Music
Dancing
6 to 8:30 P.M.
 
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