You’re probably not going to find too many alleys where you can go duckpin bowling. This is a shot of a pinsetter at Washington alley in 1943.

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Pin boy at a bowling alley." Nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.
April 1943. Washington, D.C. “Pin boy at a bowling alley.” Nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.
 

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

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Working under commissioners that President Washington had appointed in 1790 in accordance with the Residence Act, Major Andrew Ellicott led a team that placed these markers in 1791 and 1792.