1950s

Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town

Congratulations to the latest #GoDCIWCT poll winner. A well-deserved victory for our most successful Twitter campaigner yet. Those retweets really helped! Okay, on with the...

Gordon Hotel

Source: Library of Congress Chances are that most of you aren't familiar with the old Gordon Hotel (or just The Gordon). It has been long...

Nanny O'Briens

Congratulations to our latest "If Walls Could Talk" poll winner, Nanny O'Briens. We're going to do a little digging into the history of your...

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie gave a pair of elephant tusks to District leaders during his first visit to America in 1954.  Those ivory tusks --...

Source: Streets of Washington When the Chevy Chase Ice Palace and Sports Center opened on Nov. 23, 1938, it became an instant sensation. On opening day...

Did you know that? We sure didn't This is a fascinating article that we dug up in The Washington Post from February 26th, 1953. We were...

Ace Ventura

What a bizarre story this is. This poor poodle was dognapped while being boarded at Friendship Animal Hospital. We found this story in The Washington...

Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice on sidelines with Washington Redskins head coach Joe Kuharich during game versus the Green Bay Packers at Riddick Stadium, Raleigh, N.C., September 11, 1954

As dismal as this fall has been for fans of the Washington football franchise (want an illustrated history book for Christmas?), the 1954 season...

It’s been more than 60 years since the University of Maryland (here's a good history book from Amazon) had a serious candidate for college football’s...

Crowd on Watergate steps watching performance on barge at edge of Potomac River (ca. 1956). Burdell Wright, Jr. Photograph Collection

Wow, what a cool old photo from the 1950s.

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