Tag Archives: 1870s

Map of Rockville in 1879

map of Rockville in 1879

We are very much obsessed with old maps. I think it’s safe to say that the bulk of you are as well. And here is another one to obsess over, especially for the GoDCers out in Montgomery County (do you …

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Official Etiquette in 1870s Washington

Emily Edson Briggs, aka "Olivia"

Last weekend, we stumbled across a great window into social life in 19th century Washington. “The Olivia Letters,” written in 1906 by Emily Edson Briggs, provides terrific insight into what our city was like, especially with regards to the formalities …

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