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Xmas Post Office: 1919

Xmas Post Office: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Post Office a la cart." Deck the truck with boughs of holly! National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Packard.

Licensed in DC

The post office truck has what appears to be a standard 1919 District of Columbia license plate rather than a US Government plate. Anyone know when the federal government started issuing its own license plates rather than registering its vehicles with the states or DC?

The Hotel Continental

"The large 400 North Capitol Plaza office complex, still standing today, was subsequently constructed on the sites of the Dodge Hotel and the Hotel Continental, which had occupied the adjacent lot on North Capitol Street and was also torn down in 1972."

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