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Friendship Heights Shopping Circa 1959

This lovely old image shows Lord & Taylor way back in 1959. Check out the beautiful old cars and the lousy parking jobs.
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This lovely old image shows Lord & Taylor way back in 1959. Check out the beautiful old cars and the lousy parking jobs.

October 1959. “Lord & Taylor department store, Washington-Chevy Chase. View to south facade.” 4×5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. Source: Shorpy

It’s amusing to see how things change and how they don’t. The number of station wagons then mirrors the abundance of SUVs.

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Take a look at the commentary on Shorpy as well. This one was particularly amusing.

As a teenaged boy, there was nothing at all inside that you’d want, except they carried Boy Scout uniforms when the need for that came up, as well as Scout handbook and Scout knife. You could carry Scout knives to school in those days, indeed anywhere.

A few miserable occasions came up when you had to be taken there to be fitted for another suit that you didn’t want of the next larger size.

Everything else was for women.

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