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El Verso: 1920

El Verso: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "George W. Cochran & Co., 709 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Sometimes a cigar

El Verso? I'm a La Stinkadora man myself.

Gentlemen of Good Taste...

The George W. Cochran Co. was established in 1849. It resided at this address from about 1910 to 1925.

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1920_spur_cigarettes

Unrazed

OMG! that's fantastic to see that something so delicate survived during all these years of razing and and modernizing. Looking at your post I count six store fronts, some with doors! Thanks for posting this interactive map!

Spurred Into Action

Those Spurs must have been manufactured in the very town (The Bull City) in which your humble correspondent resides. They were a Liggett and Myers product. L&M was created when American Tobacco was broken up during Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting presidency. L&M copyrighted several slogans dealing with "Crimped" and "4 leaf blend" in 1921. The massive display in this photo was probably promoting the new brand.

Whaddaya Know

Amazingly intact!


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Curved Glass

The curved glass corners are beautiful. I think it's probably very expensive to reproduce these nowadays. Also I wonder about the trunk in the lower left corner. Maybe it was the photographers equipment case?

Hmm.

I wonder if they sell those Spur cigarettes I've been hearing so much about?

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