Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I have a bit of a mystery on my hands. A friend from work (who lives in Arizona) was gifted a photo album belonging to a family that clearly lived in DC (and it looks like the Columbia Heights area to me). I’d love to help her reunite these images with the family they belong to. The photos are really remarkable that I would hate for them to just get thrown away. I’m adding additional details from the current owner of the album and attaching some photos for reference.”

Details from Korina:

“My friends gifted it to me, when I left DC in 2002. I flip through it every 5 years of so, but just don’t know what to do with it. It’s someone’s family history, so I can’t just toss it.
I searched it for clues, and only found that the photos are from 1947-1971, taken in the DC area. Most are from 1972 and seem to be in Columbia Heights. At some point. I identified a liquor store and a park where they were taken. There are no names or inscriptions.Ideally, I’d like to reconnect the family with their photos, but that seems impossible. So next best thing would be an archives. There is Black history here, and DC local culture, and family history.”

Please send tips to adkins.korina(at)gmail(dot)com.


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