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Bethesda Fountain: 1975
Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City, Winter 1975. Film was 220 roll ... 
 
Posted by Greycat - 03/23/2011 - 12:36pm -

Bethesda Fountain: 1975

Bethesda Birthday: 1971
My boyhood friend Andrew's birthday party circa 1975. That's me second from the left. View full size. (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery) ... 
 
Posted by Walter - 08/17/2012 - 10:09pm -

Bethesda Birthday: 1971

Betty Crockers: 1935
Bethesda, Maryland. "Cooking class, Chevy Chase High School, 1935." 5x7 safety ... used to be a place where steel was made. B-CC: Bethesda Chevy Chase I went to B-CC High School.. they have upgraded the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 2:32am -

Betty Crockers: 1935

The Lettermen: 1915
... Shorpy post Letterbox: 1912 . The center of Bethesda, Maryland has a short Waverly Street but the area is so redeveloped ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/09/2014 - 2:24am -

The Lettermen: 1915

Lust Girls: 1919
... are still around, including the big Art Deco palace in Bethesda. [Sidney, not Sydney. - Dave] On the right "Why does ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 2:25pm -

Lust Girls: 1919

Hot Shoppes Hotties: 1941
... in the DC area. Our company had a meeting last week at the Bethesda North Marriott and prior to the meeting I had a Marriott Burger with ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/09/2014 - 4:25pm -

Hot Shoppes Hotties: 1941

Nighthawk: 1943
... a late lunch one Saturday and happened upon McDonnell's Bethesda location. Lunch was fine, but what I recall most is our surprise appetizer. Being Southerners (yes, Bethesda is below the Mason-Dixon, but it seems MD has more in common with its ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 12:24am -

Nighthawk: 1943

Do Not Disturb: 1923
... 1891 Death: January 1973 Last residence: 20014 (Bethesda, Maryland) SSN issued: District of Columbia Look at Alice's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 4:43pm -

Do Not Disturb: 1923

Georgetown Branch Trestle
... trips on the Georgetown Branch. I remember passing through Bethesda, where the railroad was positioned where a back alley should have ... 
 
Posted by chrmer - 08/24/2012 - 11:47pm -

Georgetown Branch Trestle

Flowers for Rose: 1950
... Wednesday, May 10, 1950, at her home 8403 Irvington ave., Bethesda, Md., ROSE BELL HURLBURT TORR, beloved wife of the late Charles ... mother of Dorothy and Ruth Torr. Remains resting at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home of Robert A. Pumphrey, Bethesda, Md., where ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/15/2013 - 4:51pm -

Flowers for Rose: 1950

Union Station: 1943
... was on my path to Union Station to catch the Red Line to Bethesda. The recent posting "Battle Stations" appears to have been shot from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 2:56pm -

Union Station: 1943

American Dreamer: 1942
... by TV and X-Box. Steel casements Our house in Bethesda, circa 1939/40, had steel windows like that. Nice train set, American ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/27/2013 - 5:35pm -

American Dreamer: 1942

The Commercial Vampire: 1898
... Giant Foods… EXTRA CREDIT Toy store: Lowen’s in Bethesda Music (guitar) store: Veneman Music Record store: Kemp Mill ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/01/2013 - 11:33am -

The Commercial Vampire: 1898

After the Earthquake: 1906
... ago. Once again, Dave you leave me speechless. Walter in Bethesda, MD Good Timing Dave, you've done it again! There was a 5.9 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 6:40pm -

After the Earthquake: 1906

Mother: 1933
... January 23, 1969, Mary Belle Ahearn of 8024 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md., beloved wife of Vincent P. Ahearn Sr., mother of Mrs. Richard H. ... January 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bethesda, where Requiem Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Interment private. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/23/2012 - 1:36pm -

Mother: 1933

The Car Bar: 1925
... anyway. Later The Hersons owned Manhattan Auto in Bethesda, where in the 1950s, you could go and ogle the spiffy Jaguars, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 4:17am -

The Car Bar: 1925

Hot Shoppe: 1941
... caption under this picture! I was born and raised in the Bethesda, MD area and Hot Shoppe was big part of my childhood memories. ... Rings and a chocolate shake at the drive-in Hot Shoppe in Bethesda, MD.on East-West Highway. Buckysmom! That Hot Shoppe you ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/24/2012 - 11:27am -

Hot Shoppe: 1941

Woman's Bureau: 1922
... decisions, decisions. Nearby Places Greetings from Bethesda, Maryland, one of those "nearby places." Which unfortunately can now ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:17am -

Woman's Bureau: 1922

Old-Timer: 1915
... the screen door. Cabin John The Cabin John area of Bethesda, which includes the Glen Echo Amusement Park, got its name from a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 1:04pm -

Old-Timer: 1915

Blair House: 1920
... was merged with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Walter Reed Army Hospital was closed and the old Walter Reed ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/01/2013 - 6:14am -

Blair House: 1920

Daddy's Boy: 1933
... Jr., portrait." The Ahearns lived at 7324 Hampden Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full ... to Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD 20853. The nanny Interesting how the nanny (I assume) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 3:01pm -

Daddy's Boy: 1933

Miriam: 1924
... Board of Realtors, died of cancer Sunday at her home in Bethesda. Mrs. Wolf began her real estate career in 1957. At the time of ... Sykesville, Md., John, of Baltimore, and Christopher, of Bethesda; and one grandchild. My mother as a young girl My ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 6:32pm -

Miriam: 1924

Well Connected: 1920
... office for its time, but just down Georgia Avenue was the Bethesda office which had a switchboard that looked very much like this one. I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/01/2012 - 12:14pm -

Well Connected: 1920

Ballpark Figure: 1924
... is a High School a half mile away named after this man. Bethesda, Maryland. Batter up! All aboard! The Big Train is rolling on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/07/2010 - 8:31pm -

Ballpark Figure: 1924

Raleigh Haberdasher: 1925
... and Taylor in Virginia and trained for that position in Bethesda. I was managing Raleigh's in 1968 when the riots broke out. Everything ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 08/29/2012 - 10:47pm -

Raleigh Haberdasher: 1925

Carbon Copies: 1935
"Bethesda, Maryland. Chevy Chase School, 1935." We backspace to another typing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 6:35pm -

Carbon Copies: 1935

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922
... music teacher, died of pneumonia June 13 at her home in Bethesda. Mrs. Krogmann, who played the piano and organ, performed and ... was a member of St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda. Her husband, Rudolph Krogmann, died in 1962. She is survived ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/09/2008 - 10:41pm -

Cecilia O'Dea: 1922

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925
... of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 23 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of respiratory failure. Born in Staunton, Va., Mr. Smoot moved to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 9:22pm -

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925

Fight Night: 1919
... outta this ARMY facility now, on the double! Go over to Bethesda Naval Hospital and put on your own fights! Services man's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2012 - 12:45am -

Fight Night: 1919

No. 9 Line: 1955
... Here is the scene today. Glen Echo Line We lived in Bethesda, outside Washington DC, in the 1954-57 period. We went to Glen Echo ... 
 
Posted by chrmer - 02/18/2012 - 12:32am -

No. 9 Line: 1955
 
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