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Photo Flashback: Your turn

I'm not posting a photo from our archives today. I need to dive into The Post photo morgue to replenish my stock. But I had an idea: Why don't you send me yours?

If you have a neat old photo of something from the Washington area, e-mail it to me at kellyj@washpost.com. (Put "Photo" and some identifier in the subject line, ie, "Photo--Capital Center.")

I'm looking for images that give a sense of place, photos that tell us a little about life as it used to be lived in Washington. Your photos can include people, of course, but I want pictures that can only have been taken around here: D.C.-area attractions, restaurants, nightclubs, parks, streets, buildings, etc.

How old should they be? At least 20 years, I should think--old enough that when you look at them it's clear they're from an earlier time.

So pull out those scrapbooks and get scanning. I plan to post my favorites on "John Kelly's Commons."

By John Kelly  |  December 7, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Photos of Washington  
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I've posted some vintage photos of DC (many 100+ years old) at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rock_creek/sets/72157600409764074/

Posted by: ryanshepard | December 7, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

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