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When Did the Washington Post Launch a Website?
The Washington Post launched their first website in June 1996 after a failed attempt at online news called Digital Ink.
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What a Lovely Old Photo of the Smithsonian Castle in 1856
Take a look back in time at this beautiful 1856 photo of the Smithsonian Castle. Click to see incredible details from Ghosts of DC.
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Exploring History Through a 1919 Newspaper: The Evening Star
Join us as we explore history through a 1919 newspaper - The Evening Star. We look at stories such as the origin of "Keeping Up With the Joneses" and Dry Detective Slain in Rosslyn. Plus, income exceptions for 1918 babies, driver right-of-way and McLean farm for sale.
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Uncovering the Past: A Look at this Fascinating 1885 Photo
Take a look at this fascinating photo from 1885! Uncovering the past, this photo from the Library of Congress shows a man and a boy in summer straw hats happily displaying some unidentifiable papers on F Street.
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Check Out These Old Apartment Ads from 1932 - The Washington Post
Take a look back in time with these amazing apartment advertisements from July 3rd, 1932. These were printed in The Washington Post and feature buildings that still stand today. We've got more amazing listings to share later this week - stay tuned!
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Take a Trip Back in Time - Incredible Footage of the Washington Senators During Spring Training in 1931 and 1934
Check out this amazing film footage from 1931 and 1934 of the Washington Senators during their spring training sessions. We found these at the Moving Image Research Collection at the University of South Carolina. Take a trip back in time with us and enjoy these clips. #WashingtonSenators #SpringTraining #History
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The Tragic Leap from the Top of the Washington Monument in 1923
A morbid story from The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 10th, 1923. Read about Albert Birney Seip, a war veteran, who tragically leapt to his death from the top of the Washington Monument. Learn about Mrs. Mae Varney Cockrell, who made a similar death leap in 1915.
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The Forgotten Plan to Beautify Washington DC with Tunnels and Bricks in the 1960s
Learn about the ambitious plan to beautify Washington DC with tunnels and bricks in the 1960s. Find out why the plan never came to fruition and what interesting history it has left behind.
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A Fascinating Look Back at Washington DC's History Through a 1839 Print
Take a look back at Washington DC's history through a fascinating 1839 print. From lost sheep and cows on Pennsylvania Ave to the bustling metropolis we know today, this print offers a unique glimpse into the past of this iconic city.
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Take a Look Inside This Beautiful Home in Washington DC That Was Advertised in 1925
Take a look inside this beautiful home in Washington DC from 1925. Valued at $1.82 million today, see the advertisement that was shared in The Washington Post. Read more to find out more about this amazing home.
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The Search For Haile Selassie's Stolen Elephant Tusks
In 1954, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie presented a pair of elephant tusks to District leaders in Washington, DC. Now, they have been stolen and the Metropolitan Police Department has asked for help in finding them. See photos and read descriptions of the tusks Selassie gave in other cities.
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The Strange Story of the White House Secret Service Guard Who Robbed a Bank
Read the strange story of the White House Secret Service guard who robbed a Citizens National Bank branch in Laurel in 1981. We came across the article and the sentencing in The Baltimore Sun. Come read this bizarre story from the 1980s!
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Photo of Bombers in Flight Over D.C. in 1931
This might be one of the coolest old photos we have discovered. It shows a squadron of bombers flying over Washington in 1931. The main road in the picture is Pennsylvania Ave. heading toward the White House. Click on the image for a larger version. It’s quite detailed, so tell us what you see in the comments below. I think I can make out Connecticut Ave. in the distance. Keystone Bombardment...
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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.
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Check Out This Cool Beer Ad From 1900: The Golden Hop
Take a step back in time and check out this cool beer ad from 1900 featuring the Golden Hop. See why it was so popular back then and why it's still talked about today.
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1892 Map of Rural Anacostia
We posted a cool old rural map of Tenleytown a short while back. Here’s a map from the same group, showing Anacostia back in 1892. Source: Library of Congress
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