Car Flattened Near Dupont – Another Look

Wreck at Massachusetts Ave. and 21st St. in 1917 (Shorpy)
Wreck at Massachusetts Ave. and 21st St. in 1917 (Shorpy)

I came across another angle for the nasty wreck at Mass Ave and 21st St. NW. I posted about this a few months ago with a look at the corner today from Google Street View.

Look at the two dudes casually checking out the scene.


More from Ghosts of DC

3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement - 1952 (Washington Post)

Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952. According to Zillow, this home

Film of 1968 Washington Riots

Here is an old film that we dug up at the National Archives. It’s from 1968, showing the devastation of the riots following MLK’s assassination.

looking north on 9th St. NW in 1915 (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: 9th St. NW in 1915

These high-resolution photos continue to amaze me with their details. This one is from 1915, showing some activity on 9th St. NW, near downtown. The