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 block on the left is currently occupied by the FBI building.

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

Click the image for greater detail and look carefully at all the stores on the left. Part of me wishes Officer Sprinkle would turn up in one of these photos. How cool would that be?


More from Ghosts of DC

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "National Delivery Association, Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Motor Vans to Any Point (1926)

This is such a cool shot of the Lincoln Memorial only a few years after it was dedicated (with Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance).

1892 Map of Rural Anacostia

We posted a cool old rural map of Tenleytown a short while back. Here’s a map from the same group, showing Anacostia back in 1892.