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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Washington Wishbone: 1917

Washington Wishbone: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Street scene, New York Avenue & H Street N.W., from Masonic Temple. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church with Woodward Building behind, and Southern and Real Estate Trust buildings." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

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Just behind the Southern Building at right center is the Shoreham Hotel.

The National Garage at far left was, in an earlier incarnation, the slightly cheesy Halls of the Ancients. By 1923, it had morphed again into the Auto Mart, as seen in a reverse-angle photo taken from the Real Estate Trust Building.

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