William McKinley

President McKinley in Oakland (1901)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture was secured ...

Teddy Roosevelt - Sunday Morning Globe (September 22nd, 1901)

Here is the front page of the Sunday Morning Globe on September 22nd, 1901. President McKinley had been assassinated eight days earlier in Buffalo and his Vice President, Teddy Roosevelt, was inaugura...

McKinley & cabinet (Library of Congress)

If you know who POTUS 25 is off the top of your head, congratulations. You are an über history geek. Enjoy the Libary of Congress photos below.

Ebbitt House in 1865 as photographed by Matthew Brady (Wikipedia)

GoDCer and long-distance reader Ben sent in a request to do a little digging on local favorite Old Ebbitt Grill. The restaurant has a great story, deeply tied to the history of our city, dating back...

The New Corcoran Gallery (Washington Times)

Tragedy! I was tipped off by DCist that the Corcoran Gallery might be leaving the District for Alexandria?! Wow, that would be bad. Say it ain't so. And who is in the market to buy a big 115-year-old ...

Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree and enjoy reading it. I love Hawaii (who doesn't?) and over the years I've been fortunate en...

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Chalk this up to our incredible Library of Congress. A silent film by Thomas Edison, shot on March 4th, 1901 at the Capitol. This one is quite blurry, but this is over a hundred years ago. It's pretty...

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