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Location & Story
The archival photo used in this merge was likely taken by Herbert E. French. According to the Library of Congress, he took photographs of many D.C. subjects and was a member of the White House News Photographers. Mr. French also purchased the National Photo Company (NPC) in 1912 and added his own negatives to the collection. NPC’s goal was to supply exclusive news photographs to several newspapers around the country. They also provided advertising services to various clients. Mr. French eventually donated his entire photo collection to the Library of Congress.
Intersection of First St. NE and East Capitol Street NE as it appears today.