Monthly Archives: January 2013

Washington Post classifieds - March 29th, 1879

Maybe this is a little hyperbolic, but that was the ad for the National Clothing Company, at the corner of 7th and D St....

homes on Klingle Road - June 16th, 1922 (Washington Post)

We dug up this great ad for some Mt. Pleasant home in the Washington Post. This was published on June 18th, 1922. Here is the...

Photograph of President Truman and French President Charles de Gaulle, during welcoming ceremonies on the White House lawn, with officers saluting in the background. (August 22nd, 1945)

Americans love France, but we hate the French. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but we do have a very bizarre relationship with...

Bell Atlantic sign

The Internet connection in the Ghosts of DC house is sucky. We have Verizon DSL and we are patiently awaiting the arrival of FIOS (what...

1791 L'Enfant Plan of the new city

This will be a nice twist on our "Three Things..." theme. GoDC buddy Wayne emailed last week and asked the question that everyone asks....

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

What a beautiful building. Sadly, this building no longer exists. Take a look at the same intersection today on Google Street View.

1936 streetcar map

Look at this great route map we uncovered from 1936. This shows the major streetcar routes in 1936.

Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway one-way hours (Wikipedia)

If you drive to work downtown and live somewhere up in Northwest D.C., you might be one of the thousands of people who drive...

wolves are super scary

This is pretty scary. The crazy headline in The Washington Post on October 19th, 1902 was the cryptic and terrifying "Mad Wolf From Zoo."...

January 5, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Traffic Director Eldridge inspecting new lights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

This is one of those "did you know" posts, sharing some great trivia to share with your friends. It's the kind you're more likely...

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