A Call to Arms After the Burning of Washington

A Call to Arms After the Burning of Washington

We found a couple of fascinating pages out of two newspapers from the days following the Burning of Washington. Both papers, The Columbian – out of New York City – and the Federal Republican – out of Georgetown, give the ...

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British Troops Regret Burning Washington; Madison’s Cabinet Slow to React

British Troops Regret Burning Washington; Madison’s Cabinet Slow to React

We’re coming up on the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington. On the 100th anniversary, the Washington Times wrote a long retrospect on what happened, along with reactions from some of the players. The Times writes on August 23, ...

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Addition to Ghosts of DC Family

Addition to Ghosts of DC Family

You might be wondering why the GoDC posts have been so sporadic recently. Well, there’s been a small addition to the family taking up the bulk of my free time. Once we get the hang of this and settle into ...

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FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

FBI Arrests Chevy Chase Boys in Fake I.D. Scandal

The next time your father or grandfather tells you he never found himself in trouble during his youth, approach that claim with some skepticism, especially if he grew up in Chevy Chase. Check out this fantastic old article that we ...

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Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Here is a terrific old advertisement for real estate in Brookland. This was printed in The Washington Post on Sunday, May 2nd, 1926.

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Two World War I Marines in Front of Union Station

Two World War I Marines in Front of Union Station

Here’s another great photo send in by GoDCer Michael. These two marines are sitting in front of Union Station, on the Columbus Statue as they await getting shipped out for World War I.

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Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom

Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom

This is a really cool film sent to us by GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending, and sorry it took so long to post!

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Awesome 1887 Map of Washington

Awesome 1887 Map of Washington

This is a terrific old map of Washington from 1887. Source: Library of Congress

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Photo of Eckington Rail Yard in 1923

Photo of Eckington Rail Yard in 1923

We came across a great photo via Shorpy’s Twitter handle this weekend. It shows the old Eckington rail yard back in the 1920s. Eckington Yards, 1923. Rare and detailed look at Baltimore & Ohio rail yard. Washington, D.C. http://t.co/4FnPxLtKYi pic.twitter.com/0ve8zA6AEs ...

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Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

Interesting 1909 Map of Observatory Circle

Here is a cool map of the area around the current Vice President’s residence off of Mass. Ave. This is what the same area looks like today on Google Maps.

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