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Daily Photo (6/26/20) – Berry Picking, 1909

Photo — “Berry Picking, 1909”

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July 1909. “Mrs. Bissie and family (Polish). Bottomley Farm, Rock Creek. They all work in the berry fields near Baltimore in summer and have worked at Biloxi, Mississippi, for two years.” Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. 

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Daily Photo – Contagious, 1918

Photo — “Contagious, 1918”

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1918. “”Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic.” 4×5 glass negative. 

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Daily Photo – “Diamond Battery”, 1919

Photo — “Diamond Battery, 1919”

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This is another “then and now” photo that makes 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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Daily Photo – “Urban Cabin”, 1910

Photo — “Urban Cabin”, 1910

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Washington, D.C., circa 1910. “Ambassador White at Poet Miller Cabin, Meridian Hill.” This is the former home of poet Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” relocated to Rock Creek Park in 1911 to make room for Henry White’s mansion. It remains the only example of a late 19th century wooden cabin in Washington DC, and is a US Historic District Contributing Property.   [WIKIPEDIA]

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Photo Prompt – People’s Drug, 1922

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, and the whole area servicing banking and retail.– 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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