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Foot Patrol: 1923

Foot Patrol: 1923

Washington, D.C. "S.S. Banks, March 20, 1923." We suspect this has something to do with traffic safety. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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Shoe story

The shoe was called a Mary Jane, designed by the Brown Shoe Company (Buster Brown). A leg with this shoe on it became the trademark of NEHI soda (knee-high), which was much later to become inspiration for the prize-wining "leg" lamp in the movie "A Christmas Story".

Adams Morgan

This photo is taken at the corner of 18th Street, Columbia Road, and Adams Mill Road. The perspective is looking east on Columbia Road. The building on the left is currently a BB&T Bank.

Safety

I'm guessing it's something he found stuck in the rails of the Trolley behind him.

Or, Cinderella left it at the Ball and he has till midnight to find her.

Introduction of the Walk / Don't Walk signal!

If the shoe is held up, walk!
If it's not, don't walk!

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