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Maine Ave. SW 1865

This photograph was taken in April 1865, which would have been right around the time of President Lincoln's assassination. You can see the unpaved roads of Maine Street, SW. There are buildings in the...

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the inscription at the top: "Repaired 1934, National Park Service, Department o...

Glebe Rd. and 13th

Source: Retro Pop Planet Who was Mr. Glebe and why does he have such a prominent road named for him in Arlington. One would think that he was part of the aristocratic landed gentry in the Virgi...

How cool is this? If you live in Brookland, you're going to love it. Click on it for a larger version and then share it with your friends on Facebook. Source: Library of Congress The map rea...

Dulles Airport in 1962

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlTRF4r1J8E This is a video of the dedication ceremony for Dulles Airport in 1962. It was the first airport built exclusively for jets, and 27 miles outside of D.C.,...

Francis Scott Key Bridge

This is something that would bring everything to halt on Key Bridge, and probably all of Rosslyn and Georgetown. Twitter would be blowing up and there would be tons of Instagram photos. Below is a...

Wow, what else can I say about this one. Thanks to the abundance of random stuff on Reddit, I stumbled across this the other day. How amazing is it? This almost looks like it was taken yesterday with ...

View of Aqueduct Bridge and Rosslyn from Georgetown, ca. 1900. The American Brewery is located in upper right. (Arlington Public Library)

You may not know this, but many years ago, in 1925, Rosslyn was nearly destroyed by a major fire. We came across a crazy article detailing the horrors and action-movie like sequences of the fire t...

soldier ogling woman

Here's our next photo for "Pictures Tell a Story." It's a great old shot from 1918 of World War I soldiers motoring through the city on trucks. Source: Library of Congress So, to start, let'...

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 ...

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