A GoDCer Shares His Photos of D.C.

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
view of New York Avenue after the 1968 riots
view of New York Avenue after the 1968 riots
1962 MLB All-Star Game at D.C. Stadium (i.e., RFK)
1962 MLB All-Star Game at D.C. Stadium (i.e., RFK)
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
religious festival & parade in Brookland
religious festival & parade in Brookland
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
airline pilot's view of the U.S. Capitol Building
airline pilot’s view of the U.S. Capitol Building
airliner pilot's view of the Washington Monument
airliner pilot’s view of the Washington Monument
airline pilot's view of Washington Monument & U.S. Capitol Building
airline pilot’s view of Washington Monument & U.S. Capitol Building

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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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!

  • 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.

    • CDG

      How do 1st and 8th intersect?

  • historybuff

    I was looking at the photo of the people in the parade. NO OBESITY!!!!

    • Corsair Tact

      just lots and lots of cigarettes!