Other Cool Stuff

British Embassy

Here's a terrific old photo from 1917 of the British Embassy, which was located at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW, just above N St. and across the street from the Starbucks today (everything is across from ...

D.C. cab fars in 1947

How cool is this article from The Washington Post, printed on March 13th, 1947.  These are the rates for taxi cabs taken from D.C. By the way, who is taking a cab from D.C. to Charlottesville o...

The assassination of President Lincoln: at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865

April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater began with a showing of Our American Cousin, and ended with an assassinated President Lincoln. The Library of Congress has the program from that evening. Pretty incred...

How times were different back then right? This is an advertisement for Sibley Memorial Hospital from September 1st, 1910, printed in The Washington Herald. Source: Library of Congress

Duke vs. GWU (1948)

Check out this program. It's for the Duke vs. GWU football game, held on November 13th, 1948 at Duke. Source: Duke University Libraries Duke was pretty average in 1948, going 4-3-2 under coa...

Here's a cool photo sent in by one of our GoDC readers, Carol. Thanks for sharing this! I know of one former Tomb Guard who might be able to fill us in on why they were located at the bottom of the st...

John W. Ross Elementary School

Who was John W. Ross? He has a nice little school named for him in Dupont Circle at 1730 R St. NW. It's pre-K through fifth grade and has only 154 students. Maybe some of you have a child that goes th...

This is a really cool old film that we dug up at the U.S. National Archives. Check it out and see what landmarks you can identify, then add them to the comments below. https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Washington, D.C. from space

This is pretty cool. We were inspired by the photo we found of Baltimore yesterday. We found this on the Japan Space Imaging website, thanks to Google. Source: Japan Space Imaging

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