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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

Fourteenth and Q: 1932

"Street scene, auto accident, 14th and Q." A second look at this Washington, D.C., car crash circa 1932. National Photo Co. safety film negative. View full size.

 

+72

Same perspective from July of 2004. Some of the buildings on the far corner are gone in the 2004 view (many were destroyed in this area during the 1968 riots) but new buildings have recently been constructed on those lots.

Capitol Cab

During the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon a Capitol Cab driven by Lloyd England was hit by a light pole after the jet knocked it over. Nearly the same logo after all these years.

I'm shocked!

I'm shocked that all of the men in this photo aren't wearing suits, ties and hats. Maybe the dress code was relaxed a bit for the hot, humid weather in DC. Unless, you were playing baseball -- then you wore a tie.

Also I don't think the kid with the bat slid into home plate dressed like that. Not unless he wanted to face the Wrath of Mom.

Wonderful Site

Great website. I really should be working (don't tell the boss) but the pictures here are so fascinating, I want to see more. Best part of the whole site... Dave's comments.

Regards
PD

Batter Up!

Just behind the taxi I see a kid with a baseball bat, and I see another kid with what looks like a ball glove. I think the wreck must have interrupted their street game.

I am sooooo fired!

The guy standing next to the cab, with his hand on his forehead? "I am sooooo fired!"

Tale of Two Fords

Car 1 is a 1932 Ford Victoria; the cab sitting halfway on the sidewalk is a 1931 Ford Town Sedan.

 
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