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Photo of the Day – 11/20/17 (“March Organizers”, 1963)

Daily Photo — “March Organizers, 1963”

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The March on Washington in August, 1963 was a landmark event in the history of the Civil Rights movement, and probably best known for the keynote “I Have a Dream” speech by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Pictured here are many of the speakers, and men behind the scenes in organizing this historical event.

August 1963. “Group portrait of several of the organizers of the March on Washington, among them: Mathew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, John Lewis, the Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Roy Wilkins.” Photo by Stanley Tetrick for the Look magazine assignment “Negro march on Washington, D.C.”. 

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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 03/01/17 (“Diamond Battery”, 1919)

Daily Photo — “Diamond Battery, 1919”

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This is another one of those fun “then and now” photos that make history come alive.  I love the old storefront for a new type of business in 1919, electric motor batteries.  It’s also interesting to see how the buildings across the street reflect in the windows.  The building is still there, but the storefront has changed quite a bit. — [GOOGLE MAPS]

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Roy F. Carty.” Chief draftsman for the Shipping Board during the war, Roy went into business for himself in 1919 at 1407 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/15/17 (“Beach Police”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Beach Police, 1922”

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“June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co. 

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day — 02/02/17 (People’s Drug, 1922)

Daily Photo — “People’s Drug, 1922”

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I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  In this case, much has changed as the building seems to be completely gone, but still the property is used in the same way (almost) as a Vitamin Shoppe.– via Google.

What’s also very interesting here is how the merchandise is displayed and advertised, as opposed to drug stores/pharmacies today where you see more insurance and vaccination information in the windows than product.

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. “People’s Drug Store No. 8, 14th Street & Park Road.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/26/17 (“I Gave My Eyes”, 1932)

Daily Photo — “I Gave My Eyes, 1932”

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“World War veteran, Bonus Expeditionary Force.” Scene from the “Bonus March” on Washington, when thousands of veterans converged on the capital in 1932 to demand cash redemption of their WWI service certificates, a bonus that wasn’t supposed to be paid until 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

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I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/23/15 (“City Post Office”, 1923)

Daily Photo — “City Post Office, 1923”

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Washington, D.C., circa 1923. “City Post Office.” Now the National Postal Museum. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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