Railroad One? 1887 Grover Cleveland’s Presidential Train

Railroad One? 1887 Grover Cleveland’s Presidential Train

Check out the transportation used by presidents before Air Force One. Source: Library of Congress

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1920s Hotties Cruising the Potomac in a Speedboat

1920s Hotties Cruising the Potomac in a Speedboat

This is a great old photo of some young debutantes cruising the Potomac in the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress Ms. Fanny Dial lived at 1852 Kalorama Rd. NW, a beautiful home in Washington Heights (now Adams Morgan). Fannie was also ...

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View of the Capitol from Maine Street SW in 1865

View of the Capitol from Maine Street SW in 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 foreground with the Capitol Building just visible ...

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Check Out the National Cathedral Under Construction in 1925

Check Out the National Cathedral Under Construction in 1925

This is an old photo from April 2nd, 1925, showing the National Cathedral under construction. Source: Library of Congress And here’s one of the interior under construction. Source: Library of Congress

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Mass Ave. Frat House: Beer, Swearing, and “Suggestive Songs”

Mass Ave. Frat House: Beer, Swearing, and “Suggestive Songs”

Oh my, “suggestive songs.” Not good, not good … especially in 1921 when this article was printed in The Washington Times. We came across an amusing headline, “Jollity of Frat Boys Results in Suit by Neighbor” and we had to dig ...

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1923 View of White House South Portico

1923 View of White House South Portico

This is an excellent view of the White House’s South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress

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What’s Behind This Detailed Downtown Photo of Shoomaker’s Liquor Store in 1917?

What’s Behind This Detailed Downtown Photo of Shoomaker’s Liquor Store in 1917?

I had some free time this weekend when Ghost Baby was snoozing, so I went deep on this photo I found at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Above is a terrific photo of part of the 1300 ...

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Check Out Foggy Bottom’s Columbia Hospital in the 1920s

Check Out Foggy Bottom’s Columbia Hospital in the 1920s

What a great old photo of Columbia Hospital taken some time in the early 1920s. Source: Library of Congress

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Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Here’s a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed at $15,000 then, and it just so happens that it is currently for sale at $1.145 ...

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Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960′s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter sign. Remington's sign removed, reveals old sign from the Golden Garter. Great history. What was it? ...

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