What Did 14th St. Look Like During World War II?

Check out this cool photo we dug up on Shorpy. Also, check out the sweet Senate Beer advertisement below the clock. Looks like this photo was taken at 11:14 am.

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1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information.
1942. “Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C.” Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information.

Source: Shorpy

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  • Michael West

    Best as I can tell it’s either 14th and NY or 14th and RI. It’s clearly an angular intersection, but I can’t tell which.

  • Darrell

    14th and New York. That’s NY Avenue Presbyterian Church’s steeple.

  • Paul

    wow!

  • Andrew O’Hanlon

    No crazy taxi drivers me thinks… Right Ahmed?