Who Was This Taxi Driver?

What a great shot. I only wish we knew this guy’s name, where he lived, what he did and what happened to him. He was a taxi driver in Washington around 1935 when this photograph was taken.

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taxi driver in Washington around 1935
taxi driver in Washington around 1935

As you can see, I’m coming across a number of great photos this evening and sharing them piecemeal … be prepared for a big photo week coming up!

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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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  • bob

    while on taxis, would be cool to see cool factoids about the movie DC Cab sometime…. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085387/

  • Popeye D. Saylorman

    His name is Joe…Joe Schmoe and today he drives a Uber vehicle.

  • Sheila

    I see it says Potomac but in the e-mail I could also see part of a word, DIA I’m thinking Diamond cab company. My uncle drove a Diamond Cab in DC I do remember handles like that on cars too. We had one.