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The Book of Washington

Published by Washingon, D.C., : Cleland C. McDevitt/Washington Board of Trade 1930, 1930
From Vivian J. Moore (Bradenton, FL, U.S.A.)

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544 pgs., dark brown cloth with gilt vignette building on front cover & gilt owner name (Charles L. Howser) at bottom, covers have light wear with a few white pin specks on back cover, contents clean, bright & tight with numerous b/w photos, This book was published by the local business association of Washington, D.C. to promote the city to prospective businesses . Book discusses the many cultural, business and government related benefits to be found in the city.specifally it contains info on Mouments of Washington D.C., the US Capital, the churches, the Supreme Court, the art galleries, the State Dept, Dept. of Interior, Navy Dept, Dept. Of Labor, the Williard & other hotels, but perhaps most important is that it includes information & photos on the numerous businesses that made up Washington ,D.C. in the 1930's including: Ludington Airline, Rock Creek Ginger Ale Co., Riggs National Bank, The Washington Loan And Trust Co., Washington Baseball Club (2 photos + 2 pgs.text), Underwood & Underwood (photography), Howard University, Rosslyn Steel And Cement Co. & many others, also included is a menu and progam guide from the Mid-Winter Dinner of the Washingtion Board of Trade dated Feb. 7, 1931, which was held at the New Williard Hotel. The Guest list on the back of the program includes many representatives of the US House & Senate, Book is VG+ and program is Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 1638

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Title: The Book of Washington

Publisher: Washingon, D.C., : Cleland C. McDevitt/Washington Board of Trade 1930

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

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