Shoppers on Pennsylvania Ave. (1900)

Here’s a great photo to share on a lazy Saturday.

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Shoppers at the outdoor food market, 7th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. View looking up 7th Street, ca. 1900
Shoppers at the outdoor food market, 7th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. View looking up 7th Street, ca. 1900

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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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Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Fifteenth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue." Note the traffic lights, which made their D.C. debut in 1926, as well as the traffic-cop gazebo at center ("NO LEFT TURN") and streetcar switch tower to its left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Looking Up 15th St. at Pennsylvania Ave. in 1931

This great old photo shows the view looking north on 15th St., just east of …

  • Question

    Isnt that looking down Indiana Ave from around 6th Street where the courthouse is now? The perspective on the gold dome and the distance seems incorrect for Penn and 7th.

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    It’s looking north on 7th more from Indiana. Starbucks would be in the building on the foreground corner. So 7th to the foreground, Indiana to the right.