Amazing Photo of People’s Drug Store at 7th and K

What an incredible photo. Thanks to Shorpy for posting this one.

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, Seventh & K, night." With a lurid display of "trusses and rubber goods." National Photo Co.
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. “People’s Drug Store, Seventh & K, night.” With a lurid display of “trusses and rubber goods.” National Photo Co.

Source: Shorpy

The building above is the old People’s Drug Store at 7th and K  St. NW (where it intersects Mass. Ave.) and below is another great photo of the building from the Library of Congress.

People's Drug Store No. 1, 7th and Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.
People’s Drug Store No. 1, 7th and Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. (1922)

Source: Library of Congress

… and this is a photo of the interior of the store.

Interior of People's Drug Store, 7th and K Streets, Washington, D.C., with employees behind counter with display of smoking products including pipes, cigars, tobacco, and cigarettes (1920s)
Interior of People’s Drug Store, 7th and K Streets, Washington, D.C., with employees behind counter with display of smoking products including pipes, cigars, tobacco, and cigarettes (1920s)

Source: Library of Congress

Here’s the intersection of 7th and Massachusetts St. NW today. Sadly, the beautiful building is long gone.

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