Here’s a fascinating old advertisement sent in by a GoDCer. Nancy sent in an old ad for her great-great grandfather’s business. Source: GoDCer Nancy email
Check out this old advertisement from The Washington Post. It was printed on June 23rd, 1961, and you can still go to 585 N. Glebe Rd. today to purchase a Mercedes-Benz.
The District had a much darker underbelly in the 1970s and 1980s, including a number of adult theaters in the area. Just check out the old advertisements in The Washington Post from the time. Here’s one from November wnd, 1976.
How odd are these old personal ads. I suspect you can imagine some of these on Craigslist today. I’m especially intrigued by the first and last ones. How bizarre. These are from the 1880s, printed in The Evening Star.
Here’s and old ad from 1936 showing a neighborhood that we haven’t yet shared with you — Colonial Village.
Here’s an old ad from the roaring 20s.
Here’s an old advertisement for Chevy Chase Gardens.
Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963 with a quote from President Kennedy.
This is an advertisement in The Washington Post, from November 22nd, 1963. You could fly to Houston from Friendship (now BWI) for only $81.15 plus tax.
Not a bad deal. Two-bedroom for $175 per month back in 1963. This advertisement was in The Washington Post on November 22nd, 1963. The day Kennedy was in Dallas.
What a cool old advertisement for Silver Spring Park, printed in The Washington Times on July 14th, 1907.
Here’s an advertisement for Bloomingdale homes from April 15th, 1906. This was printed in The Washington Times. Here are those Bloomingdale homes today.
How would you like to live right off of Dupont Circle for $45 per month? Not a bad deal. This advertisement from Sunday, August 15th, 1920 gives you that option. Oh, before you go, make sure you read this crazy ...
Our apartment directory listings from 1911 and 1914 were immensely popular, so we dug up another one to share with GoDCers. Here’s one from March 20th, 1907, listing homes for rent in Washington.
We received an email the other day from Stuart asking about 1529 14th St. NW, now the location of the Matrix. After a quick search, we came up with about 100 advertisements in 1930-1931 for Hawkins Motors, which was located ...
We’re getting close to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. In days before, we’re digging through the newspapers to see what was happening in regular day-to-day Washington. Here’s an ad from exactly 50 years ago today.
This is so cool! Check out this advertisement for homes in Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant. This was printed on December 7th, 1907 in The Evening Star.
Check out this cool series of advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915.
Here’s some sexy lingerie for you, circa 1907. This was printed in The The Evening Star on January 5th, 1908.
Check out this cool ad for NCS back in 1909. School opened pretty late back then, huh?