Daily Archives: Feb 8, 2013

Union Army Balloon Corps is Born on the Mall

Thaddeus Lowe balloon being prepared

You may not know this, but Abraham Lincoln was a bit of a technophile. On June 18th, 1861, “Professor” Thaddeus Lowe ascended to a height of 500 feet above the National Mall, in front of where the National Air and …

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November 20th, 1969: Neighorhood Movie Guide

Washington Post movies - November 20th, 1969

Remember the days when you had to check the newspaper to find movie times? Those days died about 15 years ago, but for some reminiscing, check out this page from the Washington Post in 1969. Also, $2.99 for Led Zeppelin …

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Panoramic View of Washington in 1879

panoramic view of Washington (1 of 5)

Here is a series of photographs we have not seen before. This is a five-part panorama showing the mall area and surrounding buildings, from the Smithsonian Castle. Left section shows the Washington Monument under construction in background, with Agriculture Department …

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