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A Rare View of the Massive Navy and Munitions Buildings Erected on the Mall in 1918
Take a rare glimpse of the massive Navy and Munitions Buildings erected on the Mall in 1918. See how massive they were from the Washington Monument in 1942 with this incredible vantage point.
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World's Best Dressed Woman is Jackie Kennedy
For the second year in a row, Jackie Kennedy was named the best dressed women in the world. Not a shock to any who read this post for sure.
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Exploring Washington's Center Market in 1921
Take a look back in time and explore Washington's Center Market in 1921. Located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th until 1931. | Ghostsofdc
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Old D.C. Council Campaign Posters
Not everyone wins an election. Here's a sample of some people who ran for D.C. Council and didn't make it.
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Georgetown University Dorm Life Circa 1913
This is from the Georgetown University archives showing a group of young men gathered in a dorm room in 1913.
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Remembering Piggly Wiggly: An Ode to a Seriously Southern Brand
Take a trip down memory lane and experience the nostalgia of Piggly Wiggly, the seriously southern brand that no longer exists in Washington. Check out this cool old advertisement from 1922.
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Absolute Shock: A Photo of the South Lawn of the White House During the Civil War
Take a look at this unbelievable photo of the South Lawn of the White House during the Civil War. Unbelievably, there are people sitting on what appears to be a low stone wall on the south side of the White House. Take a look at this incredible photo from the National Archives.
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Origin of the Term "Beltway Bandit"
Career criminal Joseph Francis Fearon of Fairfax was the original ring leader of the “Beltway Bandits” of the late 1960s, robbing neighborhood homes neighboring the then-new Capital Beltway.
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1877 View of the Washington Monument Under Construction as Seen from the Smithsonian
See what the Washington Monument looked like in 1877, as seen from the Tower of the Smithsonian (now the Smithsonian Castle). This stunning view shows the Monument under construction, a testament to the resilience of the nation.
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Witnessing History: Orville Wright's Flight Record at Fort Myer in 1909
Relive the momentous event of Orville Wright's flight record at Fort Myer in 1909 with this high-resolution image from the Library of Congress. Witness history!
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1889 Cleveland Park Real Estate Ad
At the time, Grover Cleveland lived north of the city in a lovely old estate called Oak Hill. Eventually, the neighborhood that grew up around his home was named for him: "Cleveland Park".
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Remembering Erol's: The Washington Post's 1990 Article on the Blockbuster Acquisition
Remember Erol's? It was the awesome local video store that we all loved. Read about the acquisition by national giant Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation in this 1990 Washington Post article. Sad day for local business!
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Remembering the Republic Theatre at 13th and U St.
Take a look back at the Republic Theatre on the north side of the 1300 block of U St. Opened in 1921, it was unfortunately demolished in 1976 to make way for the new Metro. See a photo of the theater from 1945-46!
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Exploring D.C.'s German Beer Hall History at Dietz's Rathskeller
Before World War I, Dietz's Rathskeller was a popular beer joint in the heart of D.C. Learn about its history, explore the area today, and be amazed at what this spot has to offer!
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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Real Estate in Chevy Chase in 1913
Take a trip down memory lane and explore real estate in Chevy Chase, D.C. in 1913. Back then, you could get a great home for $6,500, the equivalent of about $156,000 today. Now, these homes are easily worth a million dollars.
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Explore the Washington Streetcar System from 1912
Take a look at this historic map of the Washington streetcar system from 1912, courtesy of the Library of Congress! Click to see a bigger, detailed version of this fascinating map.
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