Monthly Archives: June 2012

February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative. (Shorpy)

Here's an excellent photo capturing history in Washington. This is a parade of suffragettes but I can't quite make out where they are. If you know where this is, or think you recognize the building in...

Albert Ernest Beitzell (from GoDCer Christina)

I really enjoy getting emails from GoDCers and reading the great personal connections they have to local history. Below is an email I received last week along with an article worthy of a "From the Cra...

looking north on 9th St. NW in 1915 (Shorpy)

These high-resolution photos continue to amaze me with their details. This one is from 1915, showing some activity on 9th St. NW, near downtown. The block on the left is currently occupied by the FBI ...

Caldwell Hall at Catholic University - 1915 (Shorpy)

Here's your afternoon photo. This great shot of Caldwell Hall at Catholic University is pretty amazing. Click on it for the high resolution version and study it a little closer. Thanks to the ever-...

Woodlawn Cemetery (source: woodlawndc.org)

GoDCer Ronnie tweeted a request for a Woodlawn Cemetery and Ward 7 post this week, so I'm happy to oblige. In fact, I'm going to share a story which dates back to the origins of the cemetery off of Be...

The Willard Hotel in 1922 (Shorpy)

We love the Willard Hotel. Who doesn't? The place is full of amazing history. We posted a view from the top of the hotel last week and this week we're posting a view of the hotel. We included this in ...

East Potomac Golf Club (East Potomac Park), Washington, D.C., aerial view from above Haines Point looking north toward the Mall (Library of Congress)

Here is a great old photograph of East Potomac Park and Hains Point (which we learned about yesterday). This was taken by an airplane (obviously) from the photo section of Bolling Field. You can cl...

#1101 on fan trip at 7th Street & Florida - January 27th, 1962, the last day ever (source: Joe Testagrose collection)

I stumbled across a great resource for streetcar photos. Check out the slide show below of some photos I pulled. The map below is the transit map for Washington in 1948. Click on it for a closer lo...

Wish You Were Here photo (1975)

We haven't done a concert-related post in a while.We have featured the Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Dead, Hendrix and The Doors both at the Hilton, The Beach Boys, U2 in Georgetown, The Police in Adams ...

Pennsylvania Ave. looking towards Treasury (Library of Congress)

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. For black newspaper boys holding their street corners throughout downtown Washington, on Thursday January 13, 1870 ther...

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