Toting Georgetown Iconography


GM was recently given one of those Georgetown-themed tote bags that J.Crew has been selling for the last couple years. It was the first time GM actually looked at it up close, and he realized it’s covered in icons for various spots around the neighborhood. But some are a bit of a mystery to GM.

The first thing that caught GM’s eye was the alarming face of Linda Blair near the corner of 36th and Prospect, the ostensible location of the Exorcist house:

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A little below that you see crew oars for the Tombs restaurant and the profile of some runners for the C & O Canal:

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Further down M St. you’ll see a trumpet for Blues Alley and a cupcake for Baked and Wired. Teddy Roosevelt bestrides his island.

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A bike appears to signal Big Wheel Bikes, but it could just be a bike:

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Up near Book Hill there’s a paintbrush to reflect the art galleries, and a coffee cup to reflect Patisserie Poupon. A pine tree stands in for Volta Park, and a bust of Napoleon appears where Cafe Bonaparte is:

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In the East Village there is Dumbarton House and Oak Hill Cemetery (or perhaps Mt. Zion Cemetery). There’s a picnic basket for Montrose Park:

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A tennis raquette stands for Rose Park:

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An ice cream cone signals Thomas Sweets, but GM can’t figure what the sunglasses are for, maybe one of Jackie Kennedy’s houses?:

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Finally for some reason there’s Superman on Dumbarton St. Anyone have any idea what he’s doing there?

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  1. And even though the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is not depicted on this bag, I will begrudgingly agree to accept when you offer to donate it to the Peabody Room!

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