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Thirteenth and F: 1901

Thirteenth and F: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of 13th Street N.W., west side, looking north from F Street showing view of H.F. Bachman & Co. on the corner and other shops on the block." Which include a dealer in Japanese Fancy Goods and Bric-a-Brac. Also note the public water tap under the tree. 5x7 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

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