Old Photo: Dentist Office at 9th and G St. NW in 1919

What an incredible shot, frozen in time. Click the image for higher resolution and look at the details of the United Cigar Stores. Co. You can study this photo for a while. It’s pretty fascinating.

9th and G St. NW in 1919 (Shorpy)
9th and G St. NW in 1919 (Shorpy)

Above the cigar store is a dentist’s office, that of Dr. Johnston. I was able to dig up an advertisement from that same July of that same year. Check it out below.

Dr. Johnston dentist advertisement - July 17th, 1919 (Washington Post)
Dr. Johnston dentist advertisement – July 17th, 1919 (Washington Post)

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Nitin

    Beautiful. This would’ve been taken from the current site of the public library. Here’s a street view that approximates the shot. http://goo.gl/maps/9jdp.

    The buildings in the background still stand and are now occupied by the Spy Museum. One of the signs on what’s now the Spy Museum says it’s a patent firm. That makes sense because the building on the left is, of course, today the Portrait Gallery, but back then it housed the Patent Office.

  • Page7

    And it looks like a mailbox has been on that corner for at least 94 years.