We’re back to a few days of cold, nasty weather. This seems like a good time to think back to the gorgeous weekend we just had, and talk about cherry blossoms. In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki, gave about ...
One of our original readers, Ben, sent along a link to a great Flickr collection of D.C. postcards. You have to check them out. Below is one of our favorites, showing the Connecticut Avenue Bridge, looking south, in 1911.
Here’s a shot of the area around Gallery Place today. This is looking at the north side of F St. between 6th and 7th. Source: Library of Congress
Meridian Hill Park was largely the vision of Mary Foote Henderson. So, we have her to thank for the great park sitting at the crest of 16th and Euclid with a sweeping view of the city. It’s one of the ...
Blair House is shown in the photo from around 1918, when it was still a private residence. It wasn’t purchased by the government until World War II, in 1942. Source: Library of Congress
Thanks to GoDCer Jim for sending this in via Facebook. His cousin Catherine has it hanging on her wall, and it’s a photo of the opening of the V Drive at Treasury on April 21st, 1919.
Here are two old advertisements from 1919 that we dug up, featuring the Institute for Physical Development.
We’ve never featured Hillbrook, so here’s our first item uncovered for the neighborhood. If you’re from the area, or know someone that lives there, make sure to pass this along. Does anyone recognize the buildings in the ad? Source: Library ...
Check out this advertisement from 1911 showing the beautiful development popping up around Sheridan Circle.
How times were different back then right? This is an advertisement for Sibley Memorial Hospital from September 1st, 1910, printed in The Washington Herald. Source: Library of Congress