Monthly Archives: May 2012

John Bruebaker's death certificate (Congressional Cemetery)

I was poking around the archives of both The Washington Post and The Washington Times to come across a gem of a story to share...

This is a guest post by Aaron. He also wrote a cool one on the 1940 U.S. Census. We suspect you've ridden Metro for many years...

Arcade Market in Columbia Heights (Library of Congress)

Driving was still not the primary mode off transportation in the city with streetcars crisscrossing the city, but John Blick, head of the Arcade...

1909 panoramic view of Washington (Library of Congress)

Since we started way back (seems like way back) on January 4th, we have put up 336 blog posts about this city. For 143...

Frederick Douglass in 1881

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Frederick Douglass was a self-made man about town during his years in Washington. He was...

P.K. Chaconas Co. Market circa 1915; George Chaconas pictured in front (Shorpy)

Here's a photo of George Chaconas in front of his market, located at 924 Louisiana Ave. NW. If you look near the top right...

You find one, you find them all. Ok, admittedly the last few posts have been focused on little people, so this will be the...

Yesterday's post was popular, and thanks to GoDCer Mark's tweet, I have another oddity to share with you. Below is a scene you're not...

So, this is a bizarre one that I came across on Shorpy ... a large group of midgets arrive in Washington to support President Calvin...

Falls Church today (Wikipedia)

Below is the great opening paragraph of an article from the Washington Times. "Hello, central. Gimme Leesburg." "Leesburg? O. K. There you are." The central office which...

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