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Vintage photos of:
Between Conn. and Wisc. Aves.
Convenient to both car lines. One-half acre of ground around property; 6 rooms and bath, large porches. A wonderful buy at
"4555 Grant Road." Photo used to illustrate an ad in the Nov. 5, 1921, real estate section of the Washington Times. National Photo glass negative. View full size.
Sept. 26, 1921. "Ford tractor demonstration." Another look at the plowing bee held on the Washington, D.C., estate of former Maryland senator Blair Lee. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as "Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.
Using the Internets and clues provided by the photo, you should be able to figure out who this is! It took me about 15 minutes. (SPOILER: The mustachioed gent is most likely W.V. Wolfe, proprietor of the Frederick & Washington Bus Line, advertised in the sign behind the car -- which was actually the bus.)
Washington, D.C., 1921. "Studebaker car." Surrounded by a number of colorful-looking characters. 8x6 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.