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. NW. Check out this page from the Washington Post classified pages on March 29th...

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 same row of homes today on Google Street View.

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 France. It's kind of unfair, given that they pretty much legitimized t...

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 is taking so damn long?). While I was waiting for the lat...

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. Where is J Street? Because it's not where it's supposed to be, b...

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 down the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway (the formal name), one of the most ...

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." Below is the account of multiple attacks in Cleveland Park...

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 to dig up on one of our favorite blogs, Greater Greater Washington. ...

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