GoDCer, and D.C. native, Tony was kind enough to share a number of photos from his youth. His father was a pilot with Eastern Airlines (remember them?) and a few of the shots are taken by him, flying into National Airport (not Reagan).

New York Avenue after the riots in 1968
New York Avenue after the riots in 1968
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view of New York Avenue after the 1968 riots
view of New York Avenue after the 1968 riots
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1962 MLB All-Star Game at D.C. Stadium (i.e., RFK)
1962 MLB All-Star Game at D.C. Stadium (i.e., RFK)
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GoDCer Tony's father and uncle in front of store on 8th St. SE near Barracks Row
GoDCer Tony’s father and uncle in front of store on 8th St. SE near Barracks Row
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religious festival & parade in Brookland
religious festival & parade in Brookland
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runway that used to be at either Bolling AFB or Anacostia naval air station
runway that used to be at either Bolling AFB or Anacostia naval air station
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airline pilot's view of the U.S. Capitol Building
airline pilot’s view of the U.S. Capitol Building
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airliner pilot's view of the Washington Monument
airliner pilot’s view of the Washington Monument
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airline pilot's view of Washington Monument & U.S. Capitol Building
airline pilot’s view of Washington Monument & U.S. Capitol Building
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  • Ayanna

    Great pics!

  • firecoalman

    Great photos. But look at the air quality back then in the days of leaded gasoline and before the Clean Air Act. That really takes me back (cough!)

  • Kathleen Franklin

    Loved these photos, Tony, thanks for sharing. Now I am inspired to dig up some of my own!

    • http://ghostsofdc.org/ Ghosts of DC

      Would love to see them!

  • Sheila

    I found the store where the photo of Tony and his uncle are. It’s at 1st and 8th St. SE. Turn right onto 1st and look at it from there, The pole is still there but it has changed a bit.