Monthly Archives: September 2012

June 28, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Girl in bathing suit." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

The expression on this girl's face is bizarre ... "why the hell are you making me hold a doll, a B.F. Keith's sign and this stupid parasol, while sitting on this uncomfortable sand?" Poor girl. She lo...

This is D.C.'s original statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont, installed in 1884. Here you see it - clearly sitting at the center of Dupont Circle. We see the namesake admiral but we don't see ...

DiMaio Brothers Hillcrest real estate advertisement - July 25th, 1959

A number of GoDCers have been asking for more east of the river stuff (including our GoDCer friend Ayanna) ... so here's another cool advertisement from Hillcrest Heights that we found in the Washingt...

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I was going to go with a title about Canadians coming in peace this time, but I did not want to re-start the old “who burned down the White House?” argument all over again. Indeed, Canada has a mas...

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In September 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver. He was rushed to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, where he would spend seven weeks recovering. While convalescing, he c...

Walter Reed wreck

On October 13th, 1919, an out-of-control streetcar was traveling down Georgia Ave. NW, near Walter Reed, when it slammed into a military truck, instantly killing one passenger on the truck and injurin...

Sidney Lust's Leader Theater Girls in 1919

For conservative, puritanical Americans, this is probably highly inappropriate ... especially in the early 20th century (we warned you about NSFW if your boss is looking over your shoulder). But this ...

Old plat of Georgetown (gutenberg.org)

Here are two great old maps that we found showing Georgetown. We know how much GoDCers love maps (we do too), so here you go. Below is a more detailed view of a part of Georgetown.

Harmon Killebrew 1956 Topps baseball card

We're a little late on this, but ... this day in history (minus 12 days), 56 years ago, the Baltimore Sun reported a rumor that the Washington Senators were moving to the West Coast for the 1957 seaso...

Earl Whitehill of the Washington Senators

Congratulations Gio Gonzalez! You are the first 20-game winner for Washington baseball in 59 years, when Bob Porterfield accomplished the feat. Not only that, but you are only the second left-handed p...

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