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Washington Post headline - December 29th, 1924

Below is a story we came across from The Washington Post, printed on December 29th, 1924. Remember, this was during the depths of Prohibition, so...
Washington Post - August 5th, 1928

These prohibition stories are always great. This one is from a raid that happened on August 3rd, 1928 at 2106 18th St. NW in...
Walter Johnson and his son Eddie in 1938

We found an interesting article about one of our Washington heros, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Walter Johnson. We've written quite a number...
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Check out this fascinating film footage of a trip down the C&O Canal.
George Calvert - Baron of Baltimore

This was cross-posted on Ghosts of Baltimore. Washington, D.C. Received most of its land, about two-thirds, from the state of Maryland when it was formed...
1900 Howell & Taylor map of Arlington showing early Clarendon

One of our most popular posts ever was this one about the origin of Arlington's name. How about we dig a little deeper into...
Aerial view of Pennsylvania Avenue looking west, showing Federal Triangle and the National Mall. (2006)

Do you know the origin of the name "Federal Triangle"? Did you know that at one point the area was called "Pennsylvania Avenue Triangle"?
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Here is some really sad and devastating film footage that we dug up showing the city after the riots of 1968.
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This is some awesome footage of the old streetcar system here in D.C. from the 1950s. What's really great is seeing some recognizable spots...
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This film footage from 1957 is excellent. Make sure you watch the whole thing and check out the familiar sites.
Robert Mills's original design for the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

This print shows Robert Mills' original design for the Washington Monument, clearly a far more elaborate and ornate version of what we have today. Source:...
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Check out this great film footage of Washington, D.C. from back in 1939.

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng. March 3, 2013, was an important day in women’s history, yet it went virtually unnoticed in...
Old Post Office in 1911

Here's a slightly spooky, yet beautiful photo showing the Old Post Office through a snowy, foggy night in 1911. It's labeled June 5th, but...
Inside of lodging house and opium den in San Francisco, 1890s (Wikipedia)

This is probably a headline we wouldn't see today. We found this in The Washington Post, printed on September 10th, 1894. A big opium joint, which...
Dulles Airport tower being built

Here is a great series of photos we found at the Library of Congress showing Dulles Airport during construction. And finally, here's a post-construction photo...
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