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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

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Boat Club by Aqueduct Bridge

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
Aqueduct Bridge in 1898

Aqueduct Bridge in 1898

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.
1927. "Skinned frankfurts, made in Washington, D.C." What Bismarck said about laws and sausages: It turns out you can watch them (or not watch them) being made in the same place. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Skinned Wieners Made in Washington, D.C.

Terrific old photo of a woman in 1927, working at a D.C. sausage factory.
December 17, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Auto safety device demonstration. Inspector Albert Headley." National Photo glass negative.

Bizarre Safety Demonstration Circa 1924

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
plan for bowling alley at 14th and T

Then and Now: Matchbox on 14th Street

The kind folks over at Matchbox on 14th St. sent over a bunch of great photos from their building. Check them out below.
Lincoln Memorial in 1924

Family at the Lincoln Memorial

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...
Loudon National Bank and King Street

Then and Now: King and Market Streets in Leesburg

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
Market Street and M.E. Church, south, Leesburg, Va.

Leesburg United Methodist Church on Market Street (1920)

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]
Washington, D.C., 1924. "Indian Refining Co. -- Havoline Oil." The "Wasson Motor Check" at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW, glimpsed earlier in this post.

Service Station at 14th and Florida (1924)

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.