Monday Links. Happy Birthday National Geographic!

Ridiculous F-ing Internet pricing: Did you know this? We pay tooooo much for Internet in D.C. That’s why when you stream House of Cards, it stops and buffers in the middle of a tense scene. [DCist]

Not the Mario Bros Bowser: She’s surging folks! At least in the power rankings of the Washington City Paper. Mayor Bowser? I can’t stop thinking about Mario Kart every time I hear her last name. The red shells were always great to have in your back pocket.

Happy Birthday National Geographic! You turn 126 today, but you don’t look a day over 125. Stay cool!

National Geographic covers
National Geographic covers

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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Photo shows a man and a boy in summer straw hats happily displaying some unidentifiable papers on F Street, with the Treasury and a new electric hooded arc streetlight in the background. One of a series of scenes near Painter's office at 14th and E streets, this picture bears the hallmarks of the new "snapshot" style now made possible by the invention of the quick, hand-held Kodak: natural smiles and the movement of the ladies under the umbrella.

Photo of Man and Boy Outside Treasury in 1885

Check out this great old photo from 1885. Source: Library of Congress