Monthly Archives: July 2012

Washington circa 1910. "Congress Heights Dramatic Club." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. (Shorpy)

GoDC is 450 posts in now and we're going to take this next week off to recharge. Hopefully you won't miss us too much. We will get out an email and fire out a few tweets here and there to share some g...

August 21, 1922. "Citizens' Military Training Camp, Camp Meade" (Fort Meade, Md.). National Photo Co. (Shorpy)

This is a great moment in time captured on film. It's a group of young men at the Citizens' Military Training Camp in Maryland, which was a camp to teach young men how to be civilian and citizen s...

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Mrs. William E. Borah, (wife of) Senator from Idaho, in Baker Electric." Harris & Ewing glass negative. (Shorpy)

Take a look at this photo from Shorpy. The woman in the car is Mary McConnell Borah. The wife of Idaho senator, William Borah, she was 42 years old at the time of this photo. Mary and William were ...

This is a guest post by Rick. He also wrote a good one on the alley dwellings in Foggy Bottom. The District’s baseball fans are beginning to believe that the 2012 Nationals may actually make it int...

Lacross game at Central High School circa 1930 (Shorpy)

Check out this photo from around 1930. What is up with the ridiculous striped uniforms? This is a shot of a lacrosse game being held at Central High School (now Cardozo). The game was between Oxfor...

Spring Valley Baist real estate map in 1913

I received the following email the other day from a GoDCers up near AU Park and Spring Valley. Hello, I love your website. Thank you for researching DC history! I grew up in AU Park -- my parents mo...

U.S.S. U.S.A.T. in drydock for repairs - 1916 (Wikipedia)

I was trying to dig up a photo, or at least some more information on what happened to Marjorie. I was able to find two documents related to her on Ancestry.com. The first one I found was a record of ...

Dupont Circle in 1900

Here's a great shot of Dupont Circle. You can clearly make out the Patterson House (now the Washington Club) in the background. What an amazing shot frozen in time. Check it out below. It's Google ...

Richard and Patty Nixon in 1952

This article in the Afro-American caught my eye: "$41,000 Nixon Home Covered by Racial Covenant." This was published on October 4th, 1952 and was referring to his recently purchased home at 4801 Til...

Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background. 77-RP-7347-4. (National Archives)

Here's a good find from the National Archives. It's a very well dressed couple riding an odd-looking bicycle (or quad-cycle), just south of the White House. Related articles Email From a GoDCer: A...

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