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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Butter Eggs Cheese: 1926

Butter Eggs Cheese: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. National City Dairy truck." A dented Dodge. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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The View

Yes, Odie is right. I'm sitting a couple of blocks from there right now. The building you can see behind the truck, through the trees, is the old Kann's department store on Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Sleek, man

Apart from the damaged fender, this vehicle has a sleek look accentuated further by that spare tire. Fabulous material for a hot rod in later years.

Looking along 8th Street

With the Old Patent Office (now the National Portrait Gallery) at Eighth & F Streets NW in the background.

[It could also be the identical north facade at Eighth and G but I think you're right, as this photo seems to have been taken near the Center Market at Eighth and Pennsylvania. Kudos for correctly identifying the building as the Patent Office and not the Treasury. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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