Monthly Archives: December 2012

"Auto wreck. December 31, 1923." Continuing this week's theme of vehicular mishaps on (and off) the roads of Washington, D.C. On New Year's Eve, this car was in the drink. See the comments for details about this fatal accident in the Tidal Basin. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

The driver of this car did and ended up in the Tidal Basin. The car made it out but two men did not. A third, the driver did. Below is a story from the Washington Post about the wreck. Essige ...

Happy New Year! (Shorpy)

It's almost 2013 ... 73 years after this photo was taken.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Margaret Clark." A Christmas tree with all the trimmings, and a Buick. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Merry Christmas to all GoDCers! We'll be taking a break from posting until the new year.

I love this. Click on it for some amazing detail. Get ready to waste a lot of time studying this image, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Circa 1910. "Train concourse, Union Station, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Check out how massive Union Station looks in this photo. This is from 1910, several years after the railroad station was completed.

little Betty Amberger (Washington Post)

In January 1939, a snowstorm hit the D.C. area, dumping five inches of snow. Normally, this would be cause for celebration as area children would beg their parents to let them play and sled. Th...

Friends Meeting House of Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia)

GoDCer Patrick sent in a great suggestion a couple of weeks ago and we're now digging up some great stories about the Quaker house on Florida (i.e., The Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.). The Qu...

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Liana de Bayle, daughter of the Minister of Nicaragua and Senora de Bayle." Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Don't you love these old photos? This one is creepy and haunting. The girl in the photo is Liana de Bayle, the daughter of the Minister of Nicaragua. Remind you of Poltergeist?

Washington Times - June 7th, 1908

Here's a page from the real estate section of the Sunday Washington Times on June 7th, 1908.

Indonesian embassy (Walsh-McLean Mansion)

This is our first "If Walls Could Talk" guest post. Marty wrote a great bit on one of the incredible mansions on Mass Ave. The stately mansion at 2020 Massachusetts Ave NW surely must be one of...

SOCIAL

9,868FansLike
9,323FollowersFollow