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Andre The Giant Almost Played for the Redskins?
Wait, Andre the Giant tried out for the Washington Redskins? Did that really happen? You have to read more to find out the story.
Incredible 1880 Statistical Maps of Washington
This series of maps shows property values, pavement times, public schools, railroads, street sweeping schedules and more. Don't miss these incredible...
1880 Map of Telegraph Lines in Washington
The first overland long-distance telegraph line in the United States was between
and Washington in 1843. This map shows all telegraph...
Smithsonian Castle in 1856
What a lovely old photo of the
Castle in 1856. Click on it for incredible details. “Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder 8”
Congressman and Exotic Dancer Sex Scandal
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 Fly Over Fort Myer in 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...
What Did Southwest D.C. Used to Look Like?
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,...
Where Was Herring Hill in Georgetown?
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...
Could You Swim in the Reflecting Pool?
These boys look like they’re having the time of their lives. This photo was taken back in the
, when you were able to swim in the...
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Full-Color 1791 Manuscript Plan for Washington
Here is a terrific old map of the plan for the
. Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United...
D.C. Apartment Listings in 1916; $10.50 Per Month!
We came across some old real estate listings from The Washington Post, printed on July 21st,
. The last few times that we posted listings,...
In 1839, There Were Cows at 7th and Pennsylvania
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...
Map of Metro Done in Braille
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...
Capitol Building at Night in 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...
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
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-Hot Fried Chicken on 14th Street
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...
Great View of Washington Monument from Georgetown
This is a terrific old photograph from the south tower of Healy Hall. It’s looking over the Potomac River toward the
Giant Food Ad from 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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