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This map is amazing with the amount of details. Click on it to zoom in. It's from 1904. Source: Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng The Washington Hilton Hotel is located at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, near DuPont Circle. At a glance, the hotel is one of many in a sea...
Aerial view of Alexandria, Virgina taken in the 1980s.

Click on the image below to see the larger version and see if you recognize parts of Alexandria from the 1980s. Source: Library of Congress

I love old railroad photos like this. You're looking at a couple photos of the Alexandria railroad roundhouse back during the Civil War. They're just beautiful photos, frozen in time, so make sure you...
Washington Post - April 29th, 1895

We once had a neighborhood called Herring Hill? True story. It was named for the fish pulled from Rock Creek, which, I don't think are quite as plentiful today. Herring hill was the epicenter of...
The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame memorial under construction in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

This is a fascinating old photo from October 6th, 1965 at Arlington National Cemetery. The construction site shows what would eventually become JFK's gravesite, the Eternal Flame. Source: Library of Congress
Potomac River in 1898

This is quite a beautiful photo of the Potomac River from 1898. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to locate this photo, but if you have any thoughts, add them below in the comments. Source: Library...
Washington Post headline

The sub headline for this article was "Walter Bryant Hurls Beer Bottle and Edward Bryant Uses Pistol." Who do you think won that fight? We dug up this wild article in The Washington Post, printed on...
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