K St. NW

1907 view of K St. bridge

Check this out. A much more bucolic and rural looking K St. over Rock Creek in 1907. Source: Library of Congress

Aerial View of Washington Circle

How many buildings can you recognize in this aerial view of Washington Circle along the K Street corridor? For reference, you are looking east. At the very top right corner, you can see the Capitol Bu...

Do you know why it's called K Street? You may not know the history of K St., but we dug up some interesting archival footage of K St. from well over a hundred years ago. The answer might surprise you ...

Northern Liberty Market

We came across this photo from 1920 on Shorpy. The image shows Liberty Market at 5th and K St. NW. The building was built on the east side of 5th and K in 1874 as the main competitor to Center Mark...

Arnold's India Pale Ale advertisement in the Washington Times - December 16th, 1906

Who doesn't like a good IPA these days? I found this simple ad for Arnold's India Pale Ale in the Washington Times. Back in 1906, Charles Jacobsen was the owner of Arlington Bottling Company, locate...

Napoleon Bonaparte painting

You read that correctly. As in Napoleon Bonaparte ... that is, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte III, the great-grandson of Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's youngest brother. Oh, Jerome III was also the great-gra...

U2 live in 1980

Yep, that's right. Paul (aka, Bono), Adam, Larry and David (aka, The Edge) rocked the nation's capital in the early 80s. The Irish supergroup was less super back then, playing small (much smaller)...

A new, distinctive, white bucksin boot (1919)

Here's an old boot advertisement from the Washington Times. It ran in the June 23rd, 1919 edition. These were sold by Hahn's, which had four stores in Washington at the time. Genuine ...

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