29 october 1968 & red lantern boutique
#OTD 29 October 1968 The Red Lantern Boutique, 5521 Colorado Avenue, NW, Suite B, was open for business. It was owned by J. Flood, a Howard University student. The boutique featured:
Custom made Clothing
Colorful MOD things
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember the Red Lantern Boutique? Do you remember J. Flood? Did you shop at Red Lantern? Do you remember what you bought? Do you still have any of the items? What else was located in the same building? What else was located in the neighborhood? Do you have photographs of the boutique? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy E. Ethelbert Miller. Ethelbert shared with me, from his personal collection, an original issue of the 8 November 1968 Hilltop newspaper. The ad was featured on page 11 of the newspaper. Ethelbert was a freshman at Howard in Fall 1968.