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John Kelly's Commons: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Photo Flashback Week, Day 5

We have to wrap up the week with a cute animal photo, right? Why, here's one: This photo ran in The Post on March 10, 1946, with this rather long caption: HE'S GOT A LOT OF PULL -- Bunker Twitchell,...

By John Kelly  |  August 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photo Flashback Week, Day 4

I love today's picture. It may be my favorite of the week. It was in a photo file about the Capital Transit Strike of 1945: The caption: ALWAYS ROOM FOR TWO MORE. Cab driver George Oliver (right) smiles as he...

By John Kelly  |  August 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photo Flashback Week, Day 3

Welcome to Wednesday. I found so many good photos in the file marked "Automobiles: Drivers: Tests" that I couldn't choose just one. This photo was published on Nov. 20, 1936, with this caption: Capt. Rhoda J. Milliken, of the Women's...

By John Kelly  |  August 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Photo Flashback Week, Day 2

Yesterday we had firemen. It's only fair to have some policemen today: The caption on the back reads: Photo shows group of policemen on the firing line of the pistol range at Camp Simms. Star Staff Photo. Nov 1935. I...

By John Kelly  |  August 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photo Flashback Week, Day 1

I'm on vacation this week but before I left I dipped into The Post's photo archive. I've selected old photos of Washington, not of politicians but of the people who lived and worked here. The photographs don't tell a story....

By John Kelly  |  August 3, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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