Here’s a great shot that we found on Flickr. It’s the boat club just above Aqueduct Bridge (or where Key Bridge is today). Source: D.C. Public Library
Avid GoDC commenter Mike, sent along this great shot of the old Aqueduct Bridge. It’s a really cool photograph from 1898, and in the foreground, you can see the Connecticut Pie Company wagon.
Terrific old photo of a woman in 1927, working at a D.C. sausage factory.
It’s not very clear what’s happening here, but it appears that the men are demonstrating some sort of safety scoop on the front of this car. Nevertheless … bizarre. Source: Shorpy
The kind folks over at Matchbox on 14th St. sent over a bunch of great photos from their building. Check them out below.
I’m busy watching playoff baseball (sadly, not our Nats) … cranking through the posts for next week and I wanted to share one immediately. Unfortunately, because of this government shutdown, you can’t replicate what...
Take a look at the Google Street View of King Street in Leesburg today, at the intersection with Market Street. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+King+Street,+Leesburg,+VA&aq=0&oq=king+st+leesburg&sll=39.116069,-77.566858&sspn=0.001384,0.00284&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=S+King+St,+Leesburg,+Virginia+20175&ll=39.100105,-77.576144&spn=0.044018,0.090895&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=39.115545,-77.56449&panoid=859SLggUqg4_4MqDVl4OKw&cbp=12,201.25,,0,-5.52&output=svembed] And below we have the exact intersection around 1920. Source: Library of Congress
Check this out. It’s an old photo of the Methodist church on Market St. in Leesburg. Source: Library of Congress And below is the Google Street View today of the same building. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,138.23,,0,-2.21&layer=c&panoid=Ab6BYE3KLmY8BWKrBfrNdw&cbll=39.116069,-77.566858&ie=UTF8&ll=39.11606,-77.566977&spn=0.001467,0.00284&t=m&z=19&source=embed&output=svembed]
Check out this photo of a service station at 14th and Florida. Source: Shorpy Also, here’s an ad for the Wasson Motor Check from the August 2nd, 1924 Washington Post.