Connecticut Avenue, the Shopping Focus of Quality and Economy

Connecticut Avenue Association advertisement in the Washington Times - February 3rd, 1921
Connecticut Avenue Association advertisement in the Washington Times – February 3rd, 1921

This is a great advertisement from the early 1920s. The Connecticut Avenue Association was promoting retail up and down Connecticut Ave., near Dupont Circle, including the Dupont National Bank.

 

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