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Back Alley: 1914

Back Alley: 1914

District of Columbia, 1914. "Alley clearance. Slum views." A scene that I don't imagine would have changed much since the 19th century except for the utility pole. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Any minute now, that guy reading the paper is going to get hit on the head by that plant hanging precariously above!

Mmm, Vermeery

This is immediately reminiscent of Vermeer's "Little Street."

That's not too bad

Considering that it's an almost 100 year old "slum alley" it looks better than the alley next to my apartment building.

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It's hilarious how it appears that Miss Chubby there is belly-up to the wall and talking to it.

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