The Frenchman’s Address to a Young Nation

This address to Americans by the Abbé Raynal was and is incredibly relevant and important to our country. Maybe even more so today.

News Headlines from 180 Years Ago Today

We looked at Alexandria Gazette newspaper from July 15th, 1841 to see what people were talking about. What a different world.

Comparing Real Estate Listings From 1941

We looked at three homes advertised in the July 12th, 1941 Evening Star and compared them to today's online listings or the exact same houses. You'll love what we found.

May 16, 1923. "Arlington Park, Virginia. Evelyn Wadsworth, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wadsworth of New York, serving cold drinks at the National Capital Horse Show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Who Is This Young Lady?

Young Evelyn Wadsworth was the daughter of the senator from New York and the granddaughter of John Hay, former personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln.

Senator Boies Penrose wrecks his Winton Six

Prohibition Officer Charged With Drunk Driving

A rum squad MPD prohibition officer was arrested for drunk driving in 1930. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?

Cuckold's Delight near Brookland

About Brookland’s Cuckold’s Delight Subdivision

Why would somebody name a subdivision Cuckold's Delight? We can't think of a more bizarre name considering what it means.

The JCC in 1926

This great old photo shows the JCC at 16th and Q back when it opened in 1926.

Inside National Airport’s Waiting Area in 1941

This cool old photo shows the magazine rack at National Airport back the year it opened, in 1941. This is the terminal waiting area. Take a look at a few more old photos of National Airport, then read these three...

Old Executive Office Building Under Construction

Check this out … what a fascinating old stereographic photo of the Old Executive Office Building, then known as the State, War, and Navy Building, adjacent to the White House. John DeFerrari posted a great history of the building on...

1885 Dedication of Washington Monument

Terrific old photo of the Washington Monument being dedicated in 1885. Check out the amazing details.