Where Is This? The Hidden Alleys of 1920s Washington

What a terrific old photo from 1923. We dug this gem up on Shorpy. Any idea where this was taken? Also, check out this photo of Chaconas.

Produce wagon in city, 1923." One in a series of Harris & Ewing plates showing the alleys and backstreets of Washington, D.C. The subject here is a Chaconas grocery wagon.
Produce wagon in city, 1923.” One in a series of Harris & Ewing plates showing the alleys and backstreets of Washington, D.C. The subject here is a Chaconas grocery wagon.

Soure: Shorpy

 

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