Historic Gem: Drunk Falls Through Plate Glass Window of Reed Brothers Dodge

I encountered this fun and interesting news story among the millions of pages in the Library of Congress’s massive digitized database of historic American newspapers. The database is a superb resource, but it’s also the best kind of Internet rabbit hole: You go in looking for one thing, and encounter a dozen fascinating oddities along the way. This article is one of them:

Drunk Falls Through Reed Brothers Window The Evening Star Washington, DC Monday March 18, 1929

The Evening Star Washington, D.C., Monday, March 18, 1929

One of the dealership’s large plate glass windows in the photograph below would have been where the young resident may have stumbled through.

Reed Brothers Dodge, 1921

Reed Brothers Dodge, 1921


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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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