The Model T, Henry Ford’s affordable automobile invention, seems extra affordable by today’s standards. At the Miller Brothers Automobile Supply House at 1105-7 14th St. NW, the base price for a new car was $750 in 1911. In today’s dollars, that would be a little over $18k.

Model T advertisement
Model T advertisement in the Washington Times
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Source: Library of Congress

In case you were wondering, Miller Brothers no longer exists. Here’s what you see at 14th and L, NW today:

Sam is a new contributor to Ghosts of DC and Ghosts of Baltimore. He has been a long time fan of the website. As someone who can lose hours looking at old pictures and reading about DC history, the blog is a perfect outlet for him to explore the history of the District.