March 25, 2009

I find this picture from fascinating. This was the caption provided by the site: Washington, D.C., circa 1917. A Victrola talking machine on the delivery wagon at the Woodward & Lothrop department store. Harris & Ewing.

1917? I am enthralled by the power of the picture to send my tiny brain reeling. It's going into Woody's? Do they have an electronics department? I wonder what the price was?

If you have never gone to I would recommend that you do now, if for nothing else to watch the comments that might come in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Young man, you probably aren't old enough to know that Victrolas were non-electronic. Back in my day we cranked a handle on the side to start the turntable. Ahh, the good old gentler days.

I do enjoy the Shorpy pictures, they bring back memories as I used to live in the Washington D.C. area.

Miss Eula