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Vintage photos of:
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "S. Kann Sons & Co. phonograph department." I count at least a dozen Nippers here, and one Yellow Dog. S. Kann Sons & Co. was a department store on Eighth and D streets at Pennsylvania Avenue ("the Busy Corner"). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.