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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Eat Apples: 1926

Eat Apples: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "National Apple Week Association float at Pan American Union." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Deja view

RDown and I had the same reaction to this photo! Eerie!

One More Change

The P.A.U. (now O.A.S.) has done a fine job. Now we have apples year-round thanks to Chile, Argentine and Brazil.

A little later shot of that building

I shot that building about 10 years ago while in DC.

A whole lot of apples...

from those tiny trees!

Two Changes

The Pan-American Union is now the Organization of American States (OAS). And National Apple Week is now National Apple Month.

The future

Little did these guys know that in three years they'd be standing on a corner selling those apples for a nickel each.

Boxwoods?

Are those boxwoods on either end of the stairs? They are massive and well maintained!

 
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