Notable People & Places

Ulysses S. Grant memorial lion in House of Cards opening credits

Everyone is House of Cards crazy, and so are we. That's why we wrote this post on Super Liquors, shown in the opening credits. We're just waiting on the call for our appearance in season three. Beau W...

President McKinley in Oakland (1901)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture was secured ...

Walter Johnson in 1939

It's been extremely difficult for me to track down any audio recording of the greatest pitcher of all time, Walter Johnson. We have written so much about him, and yet, we have no idea what is voic...

Griffith Stadium

This is cool. I've had a few questions over the years about Griffith Stadium, and specifically, where it stood. We dug up a map from 1921 and it gives a great perspective on the ballpark and surroundi...

Joe Gibbs in 1992

Sportscaster Steve Buckhantz is best known as the long-time TV play-by-play voice for the Washington Wizards. But in early 1993, when he was sports director at WTTG-TV (Channel 5), he scored one of...

We wrote some posts about The Beatles a long time ago, like this one about their first concert and this one about them playing D.C. Stadium. It's been a really long time since we posted about The Fab ...

1936 view of the Mall

What a great photo from 1936. This shows the National Mall as viewed from the Capitol. Source: Cornell University Library

Army Officers at New Year reception, [Washington, D.C.], 1/1/25

Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a great year for you and all GoDCers ... while you recover from whatever you did last night, check out this old photo from January 1st, 1925. It shows a group of militar...

Now this is a really cool old video that we uncovered on YouTube. It shows a home run derby between Mickey Mantle and Harmon Killebrew. From our Wikipedia research, it looks like this was filmed in 19...

The Mall as seen from the Capitol

This is a beautiful photo taken from the Capitol Building in 1936, looking down the Mall at the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. Source: Cornell University Library

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