We love these awesome panorama shots. This one is from 1905. Source: Library of Congress
Here are two more great images of the unbuilt Memorial Bridge, the bridge that was almost a tribute to Ulysses S. Grant. Read the previous post on that proposed bridge. Source: Wikipedia Source: Robs Webstek
We’re loving spending time studying these old photos. Hopefully you’re enjoying them too. This is a photo from 1904 showing Connecticut Avenue, and we’re assuming this is somewhere between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square? Maybe some GoDCers out there can ...
On the chance that something related to our favorite police officer had been added to the Library of Congress archives, we ran a quick search this weekend, and sure enough … something came up. Below is a photo from an ...
What a cool old advertisement for Silver Spring Park, printed in The Washington Times on July 14th, 1907.
Seems odd that the President would sleep outside, but this was Washington before air conditioning. I’m sure it was miserable living here during the summer. Frankly, it still is pretty miserable during the summer. Source: Library of Congress
Here’s an advertisement for Bloomingdale homes from April 15th, 1906. This was printed in The Washington Times. Here are those Bloomingdale homes today.
There are currently seven Mormons seated in the United States Senate, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senators Mike Crapo of Idaho, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah, and ...
This is a terrific photo of Blaine Mansion in Dupont Circle around 1900. Now, this is where you go to get some great pizza and beer and Pizzeria Paradiso. Source: Shorpy
Our apartment directory listings from 1911 and 1914 were immensely popular, so we dug up another one to share with GoDCers. Here’s one from March 20th, 1907, listing homes for rent in Washington.
The photo wasn’t labeled, but I’m guessing this is from the between the 1900s and 1910s? This is from our buddy John DeFerrari over at Streets of Washington. Source: Streets of Washington Pinterest
The debate over building height is certainly not a new one for Washington. It seems to be heating up again and we thought it would be interesting to dig up previous arguments from the archives of The Washington Post. Source: Library ...
It’s just shocking to see the blatant racism of 100 years ago. Here’s a comic strip, printed in The Sunday Star on January 5th, 1908. The strip is called Sambo and His Funny Noises.
Here’s some sexy lingerie for you, circa 1907. This was printed in The The Evening Star on January 5th, 1908.
Check out this cool ad for NCS back in 1909. School opened pretty late back then, huh?