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

A. Stuntz: 1913

A. Stuntz: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Lincoln, Abraham. A. Stuntz." Apolonia Stuntz's "Fancy Store" at 1207 New York Avenue N.W., where Abraham Lincoln is said to have bought toys for his son Tad. A 1919 Washington Post article makes mention of the building's demise sometime the year before; much later, another article describes it as having been razed in 1933 to make room for a parking lot. View full size.

 

Stuntz Location Today

My office is in the building that is now at this location. In fact, the entrance is just about where the Stuntz entrance was, in the second or third building from the corner of 12th Street (out of the frame to the right). And now there's a restaurant where the restaurant was. It often lists the specials in chalk on a sidewalk sandwich board.

Time Machine

I wish I had one. What a fortune lies in that store!

Shad To-Day

Interesting restaurant next door -- there must have been a run on shad: Fried Shad, Planked Shad, Shad Roe. But what is "paranees" style? Do they mean "Pyrenees"?

["Potatoes." - Dave]

Need directionz?

"Where is Stuntz?"
"Next door to Kurtz."
"Thankz."

 
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