Monthly Archives: September 2012

Awkward Photo of Little Girl in Bathing Suit

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 looks miserable. Washington was …

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Hillcrest Townhomes by the DiMaio Brothers

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 Washington Post. This one is from July …

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A Canadian in Dupont Circle


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 massive embassy …

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Eisenhower Paroled by Doctors in Denver; Returns to Washington


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 continued to carry out his executive duties from his hospital suite …

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One Killed, 18 Injured in Walter Reed Streetcar Wreck

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 injuring countless others. Below is a photo of the …

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Old Map of Georgetown

Old plat of Georgetown (

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.

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Washington Senators Move to Los Angeles in 1957

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 season. Washington, Sept 12 (AP)–Calvin …

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Earl Whitehill: Washington’s Last Lefty 20-Game Winner

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 pitcher ever to do this in our history. The …

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Georgetown’s Gun Barrel Fence [VIDEO]

Georgetown's gun barrel fence

This is the best contribution thus far by a member of the GoDC community. This is from Tom H. in Bethesda, and when I first saw it, I was blown away at how professional it looked. Thanks Tom! The video …

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Washington’s Last World Series

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We are guaranteed to play postseason baseball after last night’s win over the Dodgers. Our magic number to win the National League East is down to eight games. Let’s see some #NATITUDE from GoDCers and pride in our baseball team! …

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