What Did 14th St. Look Like During World War II?

Check out this cool photo we dug up on Shorpy. Also, check out the sweet Senate Beer advertisement below the clock. Looks like this photo was taken at 11:14 am.

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information.
1942. “Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C.” Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information.

Source: Shorpy

 

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