Sandwiches, Soft Drinks, Tobacco and Cakes

Sorry our posts are so short. We spent the bulk of the holidays moving our site to better hosting (which hopefully you notice – faster page loads). We’ll make sure to crank out some good ones this weekend. Oh, by the way … tomorrow is our one-year anniversary!

In the meantime, here’s a cool photo we dug up on Shorpy.

This is a Texaco somewhere in the Washington area. The Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in the back was located somewhere on Alexandria Pike.

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Washington, D.C. "Texas Company. Payne & Twomey, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C. “Texas Company. Payne & Twomey, 1925.” View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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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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  • I’m not absolutely sure of this but there was a snack distribution company called Irvin Payne which I remember from seeing trucks drive around NOVA from 60’s to the 80’s. I wish I could figure out where Alexandria Pike was. I grew up in Alexandria from ’64 on.