Thursday, March 5th, 2015

G St. NW

View looking north up 7th Street NW from G Street NW. Streetcars, automobiles and horse pulled carts are in the street.

How different does this look? This is a shot of 7th and G St, taken on June 27th, 1911. You are looking up 7th...

7th and G St. in 1911

What a cool old photo of 7th and G St. NW in 1911. Source: Dig DC

9th St. NW

How awesome is this old photo of 9th St. NW? According to the Library of Congress, this is from 1922, although it was mislabeled...

First Congregational Church (10 and G Streets NW) c. 1946. Bert Sheldon Photograph Collection, HSW.

Here's a great old photograph from 1946, showing the church at 10th and G St, near Metro Center. First Congregational Church (10 and G Streets...

Washington, D.C., 1913. "E.F. Droop & Sons Co. music store."

This block looks extremely different today. Back then, you would find E.F. Droop & Sons music store and Stiebel's. Source: Shorpy Today, it's the area around...

April 1865. Washington, D.C. "John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th, where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1." From photographs pertaining to the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown.

Have trouble finding a horse to get groceries? Want to get out town for the weekend?  Look no further than John C. Howard's stable...

notice of stray sheep - December 14th, 1860 (National Republican)

What an odd announcement in the newspaper. You gotta love these. This was printed on December 14th, 1860 in The National Republican. Oh, by the way,...

9th and G St. NW in 1919 (Shorpy)

What an incredible shot, frozen in time. Click the image for higher resolution and look at the details of the United Cigar Stores. Co....

Yesterday's post was popular, and thanks to GoDCer Mark's tweet, I have another oddity to share with you. Below is a scene you're not...

Address to the American People

I posed a question to readers on Twitter whether a bit about Garfield's assassin, Charles Guiteau, would be of interest and a couple of...

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