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Seventh and Virginia: 1901

Seventh and Virginia: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of Seventh Street and Virginia Avenue S.W., looking southeast." 5x7 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

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Ghost crossing

I would've called it Ghost Crossing. The locals seem to be ignoring it.

What sort of trains cross here, Streetcars? Freight or passenger lines?

Can you spell it without any "r"s?

The ghost on the tracks is The Person In Charge of the Crossing Gates. Roused from his daydream, he has heard the whistle of the now-close approaching train and has dashed from the doorway at right to do his duty.

At least, in my imagination.

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