Addition to Ghosts of DC Family

Addition to Ghosts of DC Family

You might be wondering why the GoDC posts have been so sporadic recently. Well, there’s been a small addition to the family taking up the bulk of my free time. Once we get the hang of this and settle into ...

FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

The next time your father or grandfather tells you he never found himself in trouble during his youth, approach that claim with some skepticism, especially if he grew up in Chevy Chase. Check out this fantastic old article that we ...

Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Here is a terrific old advertisement for real estate in Brookland. This was printed in The Washington Post on Sunday, May 2nd, 1926.

Two World War I Marines in Front of Union Station

Two World War I Marines in Front of Union Station

Here’s another great photo send in by GoDCer Michael. These two marines are sitting in front of Union Station, on the Columbus Statue as they await getting shipped out for World War I.

Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom

Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom

This is a really cool film sent to us by GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending, and sorry it took so long to post!

Awesome 1887 Map of Washington

Awesome 1887 Map of Washington

This is a terrific old map of Washington from 1887. Source: Library of Congress

Photo of Eckington Rail Yard in 1923

Photo of Eckington Rail Yard in 1923

We came across a great photo via Shorpy’s Twitter handle this weekend. It shows the old Eckington rail yard back in the 1920s. Eckington Yards, 1923. Rare and detailed look at Baltimore & Ohio rail yard. Washington, D.C. http://t.co/4FnPxLtKYi pic.twitter.com/0ve8zA6AEs ...

Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

Here is a cool map of the area around the current Vice President’s residence off of Mass. Ave. This is what the same area looks like today on Google Maps.

1887 Map of Rockville

1887 Map of Rockville

Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two decades since the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress This is what the same area ...

GoDCers, Where Is This?

GoDCers, Where Is This?

Amazing Photo of Washington Monument Apex

Amazing Photo of Washington Monument Apex

Proposed Demolition of McLean Gardens; Replaced by Embassy Complex

Proposed Demolition of McLean Gardens; Replaced by Embassy Complex

Streetcars in Front of Union Station

Streetcars in Front of Union Station

1904 Postcard Showing Rhode Island Avenue

1904 Postcard Showing Rhode Island Avenue

Geronimo Participates in Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade

Geronimo Participates in Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade

D.C. Cab Fares in 1947

D.C. Cab Fares in 1947

Full-Color 1791 Manuscript Plan for Washington

Full-Color 1791 Manuscript Plan for Washington

Bird’s-Eye View of Washington in 1883

Bird’s-Eye View of Washington in 1883

Awesome Detailed 1932 Apartment Listings

Awesome Detailed 1932 Apartment Listings

Photo of Walter Johnson and Son

Photo of Walter Johnson and Son

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