Pennsylvania Avenue, Frozen in Time (1919)

What an amazing shot of Pennsylvania Avenue from 1919. This captures much what is happening in the old video we posted from about a decade earlier.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Street scene, Pennsylvania Avenue." Here we see the tower of the Old Post Office as well as a number of vanished Washington landmarks including the Parker Bridget department store.
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Street scene, Pennsylvania Avenue.” Here we see the tower of the Old Post Office as well as a number of vanished Washington landmarks including the Parker Bridget department store.

UPDATE: We received a great tip and link from GoDCer Tim, showing the Parker Bridget building up close. Check it out below. Thanks Tim!

Parker Bridget Company building
Parker Bridget Company building

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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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