Sandwiches, Soft Drinks, Tobacco and Cakes

Sorry our posts are so short. We spent the bulk of the holidays moving our site to better hosting (which hopefully you notice – faster page loads). We’ll make sure to crank out some good ones this weekend. Oh, by the way … tomorrow is our one-year anniversary!

In the meantime, here’s a cool photo we dug up on Shorpy.

This is a Texaco somewhere in the Washington area. The Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in the back was located somewhere on Alexandria Pike.

Washington, D.C. "Texas Company. Payne & Twomey, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C. “Texas Company. Payne & Twomey, 1925.” View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
 

More from Ghosts of DC

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1915-1930. One of three H&E glass negatives labeled "Car exterior. Washington & Old Dominion R.R." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Ghost Railroad Car #4928

This is a great afternoon photo for you to lose yourself in. Click on it for a larger version. We found this gem on Shorpy

1800 Plan of Washington and Capitol Hill Lots

Plan of part of the city of Washington : on which is shewn the squares, lots, &c., divided between William Prout Esq'r and the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, agreeably to the deed of trust / laid down from a scale of 200 feet pr. inch by N. King, 1800.

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Pie Eating Bathing Beauties

Oh, it’s been too long since we posted some bathing beauties. Well, today we post pie-eating bathing beauties.

Proposed highway in Arlington

Proposed Southside Freeway in Arlington

Here’s an interesting proposal for the Southside Freeway in Arlington, which never came to be. This graphic is from The Washington Post printed on October 7th,