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Wait, Andre the Giant tried out for the Washington Redskins? Did that really happen? You have to read more to find out the story.
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This series of maps shows property values, pavement times, public schools, railroads, street sweeping schedules and more. Don't miss these incredible...
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The first overland long-distance telegraph line in the United States was between Baltimore and Washington in 1843. This map shows all telegraph...
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What a lovely old photo of the Smithsonian Castle in 1856. Click on it for incredible details. “Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder 8”
Congressman Wilbur Mills and exotic dancer Fanne Foxe speak with reporters outside Foxe’s dressing room in 1974. (Bettmann Archive via Getty Images)
To sum up the bizarre incident, the Congressman's Lincoln was pulled over the the wee hours around 2 a.m. by the park police near the Tidal Basin....
Wright Brothers plane over Ft. Myer in Arlington - 1909
We posted another piece about this event a while back. This is a much higher resolution image from the event at Fort Myer. Wright Brothers plane...
Temple Court off D Street and Delaware, SW, Washington, D. C.
This old photograph shows Southwest D.C. as it looked in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Temple Court off D Street and Delaware, SW, Washington,...
Washington Post - April 29th, 1895
We once had a neighborhood called Herring Hill? True story. It was named for the fish pulled from Rock Creek, which, I don’t think are...
July 7th, 1926
These boys look like they’re having the time of their lives. This photo was taken back in the 1920s, when you were able to swim in the...
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Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress, passed on the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac"
Here is a terrific old map of the plan for the federal city. Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United...
real estate listings - July 21st, 1916
We came across some old real estate listings from The Washington Post, printed on July 21st, 1916. The last few times that we posted listings,...
1839 print of Pennsylvania Ave.
Seriously. This city has come a long way from lost sheep and cows on Pennsylvania Ave. Check out this print from 1839. 1839 print of Pennsylvania...
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This is a map of Metro done with braille. I’m not sure what the date it on this, but since the Red Line stops at Silver Spring (why is...
view of the Capitol at night in the snow (1907)
We posted a cool night photo of the Capitol from 1921. We found another great one, this time from 1907. This was taken by Ernest Crandall. They...
Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address
Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address at the US Capitol on March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as...
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Dixie Chicken Shop advertisement (May 20th, 1939)
Sadly, this place no longer exists. And, the building it was in, is long gone. But, back in the day you could go to 2213 14th St. NW for some...
View from the south tower of Healy Hall at Georgetown University, looking towards Washington, D.C., with the Washington monument in the distance
This is a terrific old photograph from the south tower of Healy Hall. It’s looking over the Potomac River toward the Washington Monument...
Giant Food in 1979
Wow, remember these days? It’s humorous looking at these prices. This is an advertisement from the Washington Post printed on June 25th,...
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