OMG 900th Post! … People’s Drug in the 1920s

For our 900th post (OMG!), we are sharing this series of amazing old photos of People’s Drug Store No. 3. This store was at 14th and U and the photographs are from the 1920s. We love Shorpy.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Peoples Drug Store, 14th & U." A nighttime view of the store seen here and here and here. Your headquarters for "tar bags."
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “Peoples Drug Store, 14th & U.” A nighttime view of the store. Your headquarters for “tar bags.”
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Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, 14th and U." Your Hypo-Cod headquarters. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “People’s Drug Store, 14th and U.” Your Hypo-Cod headquarters. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative.
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Washington circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, interior, 14th and U streets." We're happy to report that this branch upholds People's reputation as a purveyor of such household essentials as Glemby Hair Nets, hot water bottles and scary black rubber gloves. National Photo Company glass negative.
Washington circa 1920. “People’s Drug Store, interior, 14th and U streets.” We’re happy to report that this branch upholds People’s reputation as a purveyor of such household essentials as Glemby Hair Nets, hot water bottles and scary black rubber gloves. National Photo Company glass negative.
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Washington circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, 14th and U." Another view of the drug emporium seen in the previous post. National Photo Co.
Washington circa 1920. “People’s Drug Store, 14th and U.” Another view of the drug emporium seen in the previous post. National Photo Co.

I can’t believe GoDC is now at 900 posts. That’s ridiculous … and pretty awesome. Thanks to all of you for following and supporting us!

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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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  • People’s was the best name for a convenience store. I remember the lunch counters, getting grilled cheese sandwiches and checking out all the gum under the bar counter (and boogers, eew!) I dig the older pics of Peoples stores around DC. I imagine they were a major part of the retail marketplace in the city. One thing I notice is that everyone wore hats back in the 20’s.

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    Congratulations on your 900th post! Such a fantastic blog.

  • EnserNG

    Great photographs – especially the night shot!

    *Coincidentally just the right amount of glitz for GoDC’s 900th post. May there be many, many more!

  • billraia

    keep them coming. On to 1,000!

  • Congratulations on your 900th post. I’m looking forward to the next 900!
    Bill