Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Back in the day, Washington, DC, 1969

Mustang & Mini-skirt, 4th Street, front of the Quad, Howard University, 1969
Photo (c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

"The Wall," Howard University, Photo (c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

Anybody remember the Christmas displays at Woodie's? Anybody remember Woodie's? Photo (c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

Gulf Gas Station, Michigan Avenue, 29.9 a gallon, Photo
(c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

Riding the D.C. Transit, Photo (c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon(c)Jeff Fearing

Lincoln Theater, U Street, where I ushered in 1969 (which is why I never made it to Woodstock). The film showing is "The Lost Man" with Sidney Poitier and Al Freeman, Jr. which I ended up seeing 125 times in the course of my job. Photo

(c) 1996 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

My friends at the Popcorn stand, Lincoln Theater, 1969 Photo

(c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon

Dodge Charger and Mercury Cougar XR7,

Photo (c) 1969 by the Incorrigible Curmudgeon


A. Charles said...

Stumbled across the blog by accident -- love the photos!

The "unknown muscle car" next to the Charger is a Mercury Cougar, probably an XR7, and most likely a 67-69 version.

A neighbor across the street had a light blue one -- the hideaway headlights and sequential taillight turn signals were about the coolest things I'd seen on a car at the time.

Dr. F. said...

Thanks, a.charles. I appreciate the info so I can change the caption. I remember the Cougar XR7 now that you mention it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dr. F,

I am the marketing coordinator at the Lincoln Theatre. I LOVE your pictures and want to getting in contact with you regarding possibly using some of your photos for a publication we are putting together. If you could email me as soon as possible, I would greatly appreciate it!



Dr. F. said...

Thanks, anonymous. I'll send you an email so we can talk. Thanks for the email address. I was an usher in the Lincoln theater back in the Summer of '69. Lotta memories.

Sandi said...

I too stumbled upon your blog and love these photos! I was born in 1969 so it's really cool to get a glimpse into life that year!