Saturday, July 21, 2007

Years before people could even imagine the DC Metro, another means of public transportation was serving the needs of Washingtonians. It was the D.C. Transit Streetcar System, and it was an important part of the life of the city. During the 1940's, two creative photographers, Esther Bubley and John Collier, captured the following "veritas" portraits.
The Streetcars are long gone. The tracks have been removed. Their refreshing green and white logos have vanished. Many years ago, it was said that "Big Oil" put Streetcar service out of business. I wonder if that's true?

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