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Peoples Drug No. 2: 1921

Peoples Drug No. 2: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and E Sts." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.


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Security Chain

This might be the first time I can remember seeing a bicycle chained to something in these early Shorpy photographs! Must be a bad neighborhood?

Like the Cheese Shop sketch

The display windows of People's Drug Store No. 2 are certainly uncontaminated by drugs.

All grown up now

Still there at 7th and E, but taller.

[Must be all those vitamins. - Dave]

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Ubiquitous Awnings

Awning sales and service must have been big business back then.

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