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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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Our Cigar Department

Our Cigar Department

The cigar and candy counter at People's Drug Store, 7th and M Streets, Washington, D.C. Photo taken after 1909 by National Photo Company. View full size.

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NW or SE?

Any idea if this is the 7th and M where the new Convention center is or the 7th and M across from the Navy Yard?

First time visiting, love the blog!

My goodness, but he's got quite a bountiful collection there!

re: Crank Phone Call

Well then, somebody otta let him out!! (groan, I couldn't help myself)

Crank Phone Call...

Look on the second shelf above the gentleman's head, down to the very left end of the shelf, and you'll see that he does, in fact, have Prince Albert in the can.

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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