MAY CONTAIN NUTS
SHORPY
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • POUR IT ON: WWII POSTER

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

June 1915. Washington, D.C. "Fifteenth Street north from G Street N.W." Starring the Keith's Theater building, whose corner bar is now the address of the Old Ebbitt Grill. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Just a facade

The building to the right ("Keith's High Class Vaudeville") is where "the new" Old Ebbitt Grill is today. Now called Metropolitan Square, the building is a just a facade fronting a large enclosed atrium that is part of a modern office building.

Your Name In... Lights?

I would assume the individual letters of the names on the marquee above the awning would be lit with bulbs... but I can't figure out how they were wired? I can see "blanks" for example on either side of "HYAMS", so would those be removed before accepting a new letter-square? Or perhaps the letters were magnetic, and just "stuck" to the frame? I never thought about it until I saw this picture... and still can't figure out how each bulb would get electricity. Oh well. It's showbiz!

+95

Below is the same view from April of 2010.

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 © 2019 Shorpy Inc.