Daily Archives: Aug 8, 2012

Georgetown University Tuition: $100

Georgetown University advertisement - September 3rd, 1911 (Washington Times)

Are you getting ready to go back to school? Have you paid your tuition bill yet? In 1911, your tuition bill would have been $100 (not sure if that’s per semester or full year). Damn, that’s 33% more than Catholic …

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Putnam’s Billiard Parlor: The Finest in the United States

Putnam's Billard Parlor advertisement - December 7th, 1911 (Washington Herald)

Here’s an advertisement from December 7th, 1911 in the Washington Herald. If you’re a frequent patron of Buffalo Billiards, Bedrock Billiards or the former Kokopooli’s, you’ll find this interesting. Here’s a small mention of the place in the Washington Post …

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Most Confusing Traffic Signs Ever

"Walk," "Don't Walk," "No Right Turn," "Thru Only": a complicated traffic signal to uncomplicate Washington, D.C., traffic, 1949. 306-PS-49-2682. (National Archives)

I came across this photo in the Library of Congress’ archives. It’s clear that these traffic signs are completely unclear. How the hell do you make sense of this? From the Lorstan Photographers studio in the background, it is somewhere …

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