Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Washington, D.C.
1920 Washington Senators

This photo shows the Washington Senators team during spring training of 1920. They came in sixth place out of eight that year, finishing 68-84....
Manager Stanley Harris, in the grandstand, presents President Coolidge with the baseball used to open the 1924 World Series (October 4th, 1924)

The Washington Senators were in the World Series in 1924, and ultimately would come away victorious. What you might not know is that Grace...
Taken by Sidney Duff in Washington, DC. Union Station was completed in October 1908. Here, only one of the six statues have been installed over the entrance. Another photo from the set shows the Tidal Basin frozen over, causing me to guess that this is January 1908.

This is a terrific photo that we dug up on Flickr. It shows Union Station under construction in the early 1900s. We also cross-posted...
LBJ throws out first pitch

We're way late on this, but better late than never. This is a terrific photo shared with by old GoDC friend Phil. Thanks for...

GoDCers, can you help out? When do you think this image of the Lincoln Memorial was taken? Source: bluebird87
Charles Lindbergh with his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh was celebrated with a huge parade in Washington, D.C. upon returning from his historic 1927 transatlantic flight.
February 1930. Washington, D.C. "Army Airship C-41 lands on Mall and airmen, led by Brigadier General William J. Flood of the 19th Airship Company, place wreath at Lincoln Memorial, honoring Lincoln's Birthday."

Check out this cool image from 1930. This is a military C-41 blimp floating near the Lincoln Memorial in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday....
1935. Washington, D.C. "View looking down from U.S. Capitol dome, West Front." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

This photo is going to give you vertigo. It's a view looking down from the Capitol Dome. Click on it for greater details. Source: Shorpy
Hickory Hill - the Kennedy estate on Chain Bridge Road

Sometimes we forget that famous people are also regular people with problems other than running a country. JFK was a young senator from Massachusetts...
President Coolidge calls on President Machado of Cuba upon arrival in Washington. President Coolidge with President Gerardo Machado of Cuba [...]ides photographed at the Cuban embassy in Washington Chief Executive of the United States paid a return [...]a's President. President Machado had previously President Coolidge at the White House shortly after [...]l in the National Capital

Here's a cool old photo of President Calvin Coolidge visiting President Gerardo Machado at the Cuban Embassy on April 22nd, 1927. Source: Library of Congress

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