Sunday, July 8, 2012
1913 Photograph of Tourists at Washington, D.C., partially IDed
Enlargement of a photograph taken in 1913 of a group on a tour of Washington, D. C. Approximately 8" x 10", plus a thin border.
There are a few first names but no surnames to help identify the people. The names: Uncle Robert; Aunt Lucie; Esther; Margaret
Text on reverse:
1913. A winter morning in Washington, D.C.. Starting a tour of the city. This is on Penn. Ave., where there were a lot of Chinese storekeepers ? along the avenue. illicit business going on. Stopping at the Willard Hotel.
The tone makes me wince, especially knowing the story of a friend's half Chinese/half Maritime grandfather, born in 1907 in Boston, who had a very rough go.
If you have a comment about the setting, the automobile or a theory about the identities of Uncle Robert, Aunt Lucie and nieces Esther and Margaret, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
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