Monthly Archives: August 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKD5J7wllU In September of 1960, the U.S. and Japan were celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations. Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko traveled to Washing...

Hillcrest Heights real estate advertisement - September 23rd, 1961

Several readers have suggested Ghosts of DC start focusing on a broader range of neighborhoods and communities and we agree. So continue sending those emails and suggestions to give us more ideas. ...

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Ford Motor Co. truck, John H. Wilkins Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (Shorpy)

Wow! What an amazing colorized photo. This shows a Wilkins Coffee truck being loaded on location, somewhere on the 500 block of Rhode Island Ave. NE. Click on it to take a closer look at the guy. He l...

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "North from the Smithsonian Institution." Landmarks include the Willard Hotel at left and Old Post Office tower. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Pass the afternoon by studying this photo close up. Amazing detail, including a view of the Willard Hotel as well as the Old Post Office.

Earlier this week, Ghosts of DC received a generous invite to tour the 9:30 Club. To some GoDCers, it might come as a shock that we haven't yet written about this hub of the local music scene. It wasn...

angry monkeys are scary

Do not piss off an angry monkey. It will tear your face off. Never trust a monkey, especially one that is getting its first taste of freedom. The summer of 1929 had the residents of East Riverd...

Washington Post headline

We love articles about whoopee parties. Who doesn't? Here's one that we came across which had a troubling ending, far worse that the last one that we wrote about. The article was published in the Wash...

Beauty Contest Winner Washington Post headline

A beauty queen hero emerged on the banks of the Potomac, one summer day in 1924. Below is an article from the Washington Post, published on June 2nd, 1924. Miss Leoma Davis, winner of several Washing...

Babe Ruth at bat against Washington

Babe Ruth and the Yankees came to town in September of 1934 for one last hurrah. They were to play the Senators in a doubleheader on Saturday, September 29th, followed by a Sunday afternoon game. Alre...

angry capuchin

One of the stranger GoDC titles yet? I'd say so. We dug up a bizarre article from July 31st, 1909 in the Washington Post. You have to read this one to believe it. This is a monkey tale; the story...

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