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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Frosted Foods: 1935

Frosted Foods: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Interior of D.G.S. Store, 3300 Connecticut Avenue, Cathedral Mansions." An interesting look at some Birdseye Packing Co. "Frosted Foods." View full size. 8x10 safety negative, National Photo Co. Note that by 1935, National Photo has made the jump from glass to film as a recording medium. Resulting in a more modern, contrastier look but a little less detail.

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District Grocery Store

Washington Post, May 1, 1936

D.G.S. Celebrates 15th Anniversary

District Grocery Stores, Inc., is celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of its founding. The organization has grown into a co-operative with 265 member store spreading from Rockville, Md., on the north, to Manassas, Va., on the south, and from Riverdale, Md., on the east to Glen Echo Md., on the west.

Each District Grocery Store is operated by its owner. Stores offer such free services as telephone shopping service, free delivery and credit extension whenever it is necessary.

The D.G.S. maintains a warehouse at Fourth and D streets southwest, where only members may purchase groceries, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, beverages, tobacco and candy. Sales to members last year totaled more then $5,000,000. Sales this year are expected to exceed $6,000.000.

Heinz 57 Breakfast

I wonder how long Heinz stayed in the breakfast wheat and rice flake business.


So many products and brand names that many of us early baby boomers long thought were post-WW2 creations made just in time for us!

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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