MAY CONTAIN NUTS
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WWI: IF YOU CAN'T ENLIST - INVEST
 

Shorpy members who are Patreon contributors get an ad-free experience! (Mostly -- there's still an ad above the comments.) Sign up or learn more.

D.C. Street Scene: 1947

D.C. Street Scene: 1947

Washington D.C. circa 1947. A photo that belonged to my grandfather, who worked in D.C. I'm not sure if he took it. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Location

I am fairly certain we are looking across Pennsylvania Avenue NW, where it intersects with 21st & Eye Streets toward what is now the Hotel Lombardy, but which I believe was an apartment building in 1947. The year seems accurate largely because of the 1947 Buick Sedanet prominent left of center, behind the man walking along the sidewalk. The streetcar is already old in this shot, but that series was still running. The Taxi is a 1946 GM model, I believe also a Buick.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2021 Shorpy Inc.