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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Butter Eggs Cheese: 1925

Butter Eggs Cheese: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Semmes Motor Co. -- National City Dairy Co. trucks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dodge Trucks

All of the trucks shown are Dodges, the first two are 1927 models, the next two date from 1925/26, and the very last is from 1923/24. note the changes in roofline, windshield and fenders over time, the oldest truck has thinner tires as well, as balloon tires were adopted industry wide during 1924-26

Golden Sheaf Butter

Washington Post, Apr 11, 1906

Company Incorporates

A $200,000 concern was yesterday incorporated by certificate filed with the recorder of deeds. The name of the corporation is the National City Dairy Company, formed for the purpose of carrying on a general commission business.

The incorporators are Edward O. Whitford, George L. Whitford, Shipley Brashears, Jr., Henry V. Tulloch, Arthur A. Birney, Fred B. Rhodes, and Samuel W. Curriden. The company will be located at No. 6 Wholesale Row, of the Center Market.


Always Fresh

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Samples Will Be Served

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Federal touring car

The first car to the left of the Golden Sheaf vans is painted on the back with the legend "U.S.A. 17574." Was that a federal car license number? Did that exempt it from needing a license plate for each state it was driven in?

[U.S.A. = United States Army. - Dave]

Golden Sheaf

I like a nice sheaf of butter on my morning toast.

Well, Okeh

That's perfectly acceptable, it was in a very good cause!

Many topics

What an interesting building; when was it torn down in the name of 'progress'? Is that a U.S.Army car just after the subject trucks? The one marked "USA 17574"? The building has a real New Orleans feel to it with that balcony. Nice picture.

[Center Market was torn down in the 1930s to make way for the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. - Dave]


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