Model-T and Bosworth

We need the collective help of all GoDCers. A note from GoDCer Jeff (including his friend Alan), included the photo and note below. Hello Ghosts of DC: The building on the left of this photo may...
where is this mystery Washington house?

GoDCer Josh sent this in saying he acquired the photo in Lewes, Delaware (hello Dogfish Head!). Does anyone have an idea where this house might be? Josh has some thoughts on where it might be, but I d...
video

This is a cool PBS video dug up by GoDCer Joe and sent along to share with all of you. You may have already seen this, but if you haven't, you'll love this. http://vimeo.com/116551250 Pretty gre...
Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

In April 1923 there was a major flood in DC. Here is a photo of the aftermath and a streetcar that's seen better days. Source: Shorpy
December 28, 1925. "G.J. Mueller Fire." A five-alarm fire at George J. Mueller Candy Co. in Chinatown at 336 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., in view of the Capitol. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Here's an article from The Washington Post in 1925 about a nasty fire in a candy company building on Pennsylvania Avenue just after Christmas. A Spectacular five-alarm fire in the wholesale can...
View of 5 Dupont Circle NW where President William H. Taft once lived. FOR RENT signs are taped into the first floor windows. Image also includes partial views of 4 and 6 Dupont Circle.

Here's a terrific old photo of former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft's home on Dupont Circle. The photo was taken in 1913 and is situated on the north side of the circle. Sadly, the h...
1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Medium format nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information.

Parking fees in D.C. back in 1942 were a fair bit cheaper than they are today without a doubt. Check out this photo from World War II. Can anyone locate this photo? Source: Shorpy
July 1937. "Parking lot in Washington, D.C." Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

Hey GoDCers ... where is this parking lot from 1937? Go ahead and click on it for a larger version. Put your thoughts in the comments below. Source: Shorpy
Washington, DC home

Can anyone identify this house? It appears to be a photo taken in the late 1920s or maybe early 1930s. Source: Library of Congress
Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Georgetown basketball." Our second look at the Georgetown Preparatory School JV squad. Harris & Ewing.

Check out these great old team photos of Georgetown Prep's JV basketball team from 1911. Awesome uniforms. Source: Shorpy Source: Shorpy Here's the team photo for the current season. ...
Capitol Building

Here's a terrific old photo courtesy of the Library of Congress showing the Capitol Building. And another awesome old shot of the Capitol. Source: Library of Congress

Here's a sad story that we dug up in The Washington Post from May 26th, 1969. An argument over a dog that bit a young boy ended in the fatal shooting of the son of the dog's owner last night in 13t...
Cabin John Bridge

Can anyone help date this image? We found it at the Library of Congress. It says it was done in 1852, though if I'm not mistaken, the bridge wasn't completed until the 1860s. Source: Library of...
"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal." All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab.

Dulles Airport has an almost Mad Men like romanticism, even though these mobile lounges were a giant pain in the ass. The photo below is another angle in black and white of this photo we posted a long...
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

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