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What Did Columbia Heights Look Like After the 1968 Riots?
A series of tragic photos showing
An Aerial View of East Potomac Park and Hains Point
Explore an aerial view of East Potomac Park and Hains Point in Washington, D.C. Learn more about why it's called Hains Point in this fascinating blog post.
1923 View of White House South Portico
This is an excellent view of
the White House
’s South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger version. South portico of the White House as seen through entrance from East Executive Ave., N.W. Source:
Library of Congress
Film of 1968 Washington Riots
Here is an old film that we dug up at the National Archives. It’s from 1968, showing the devastation of the riots following MLK’s assassination.
1930s Map of Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods
Here’s a great old map that we found showing all the neighborhood boundaries from 1937. 1937 map of D.C.
Drunk Guy Falls Off Key Bridge Railing
James Hall, a drunk 26-year-old, fell from Key Bridge as he did stunts on the railings to amuse onlookers.
This Was the Front Page of The Washington Herald 100 Years Ago Today
Take a look back in time with this amazing piece of history - the front page of The Washington Herald, exactly 100 years ago today. Source: Library of Congress.
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An Amazing Night Shot of the U.S. Capitol Building in the Rain from 1919
View an amazing night shot of the U.S. Capitol Building in the rain from
. See the beautiful image plus its source on our blog.
19th Century Panorama of Washington
This is a great print done by Charles Magnus, sometime in the 19th century. panorama of Washington Source: Library of Congress
Vintage Ad for National Cathedral School from 1909
Take a look back in time at this vintage advertisement for
School from 1909. It's amazing to see how far we've come since then!
Why Is It Named Centreville?
The town of Centreville was established in 1792, near the intersection of present day Lee Highway and Sully Road. At the time, it was a village named Newgate.
Three People You Didn't Know Were From D.C.
Warren Buffett, Ben Feldman, and Patch Adams were all from the Washington DC area.
Photo of Mr. Henry's on Capitol Hill During the 1968 Riots
What a powerful photo. We dug this up here. Mr. Henry’s boarded up for protection in 1968 Source: DC Almanac
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Telegram From Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
This is an interesting bit of history that we dug up at the National Archives. It’s a telegram from Ho Chi Minh to
from February 28th, 1946. telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
The Unbuilt Ulysses Grant Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge in
was supposed to be a bridge built and dedicated to
in the 1880s. Alas, that didn't happen.
Remember When We Won in '87? The Redskins Super Bowl Parade
Oh, these were the good old days. Hail to the Redskins! RGIII, we need you! Redskins Super Bowl parade in 1988
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