This image of Jack Bryant’s Foreign Car sales lot appears to the casual viewer to have been taken in the early-to-mid-1960s, although that is not the case here as it was actually shot in the early-to-mid-1970s. We cropped both sides of the photo and photoshopped a couple of more modern cars out of the scene to give it an earlier old school appearance.
Jack Bryant’s business evidently was well established and had a following at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Georgetown is located on the northern bank of the Potomac River and is known for the politicians and lobbiests who live there, its rows of historic townhouses, cobblestone streets, fine dining, entertainment and Georgetown University, one of the leading private research universities in the world.
Bryant seemingly knew all about the upscale citizens and students there who were attracted to imported sports cars in general and other foreign machines. He wisely supplied them with their needs for distinctive and higher-end foreign vintage machines in the 1970s, displayed in an attractive and attention-getting manner.
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