September 19, 2013

Children playing in the Defrees Alley, NE Washington, D.C.; Near Capitol Building; One basement room rents for $9.00 a month, two rooms upstairs for $ 16.00, one bath and cold water in the hall for entire building.. Wolcott, Marion Post -- Photographer

Defrees Alley Near the Capitol Building

Here’s a fascinating photograph of living conditions that no longer exist in Washington. This is Defrees Alley in Northeast. It was located between I, K, North Capitol and First St.

American Express advertisement 1929

Cool 1929 American Express Advertisement

Check this out. A really old advertisement for AmEx from May 29th, 1929. The company was founded in Buffalo, NY back in 1850 (I didn’t know it was that old).