The White House during the Civil War

The White House Before Fences and Security

Can you even believe this photo. This dude is just sitting on what appears to be a low stone wall on the south side of the White House. This would be E St. today and if you even came close to the fence today, you’re going to have an unpleasant experience with the Secret Service. […]

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Mormon Temple Outside D.C.: Three Great Stories
Who Was Frank Morris? He Escaped Alcatraz.
1935 Map of Juvenile Delinquents in Washington
Anti-Flirt Club: Don't Undress Me With Your Eyes
1886 Plan to Fill In and Build Over Rock Creek
1890s Map of Diarrhea Deaths in Washington
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Tysons Corner Center sign in 1969

What Did Tysons Look Like in the 1960s and 1970s?

After our great post the other day on the origin of Tysons’ name, we went digging around the Internet to find some old photos of Tysons Corner. Check out what we found and click on the images for a larger version. Tysons Corner from the air in 1977 Tysons Corner parking lot in 1969 Tysons […]

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US Postal Worker does his job

Snowy Winter in Washington

There’s no snow in the forecast for a white Christmas, so to take its place, check out some of these photos of major snow in DC from the late 1800s and early 1900s. First, a car buried in snow in 1922: Next, a group of people trudging through the snow, with the Old Post Office […]

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Heads White House police. Washington, D.C., June 25. Lieut. John M.D. McCubbin was today promoted to Captain of the White House police force. A Member of the force since 1922 he succeeds Capt. A.A. Walters, retired (Library of Congress)

White House Police Captain John McCubbin

Meet John McCubbin, White House police officer in 1922, recently promoted to head the force. Yes, he looks a little stiff. He was born in Virginia to a Scottish father and English mother. His wife, Hattie, was from Maryland, and...

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Video Visualizing Early Washington, D.C.

If you’re a serious D.C. history nerd, you’ll find this just as fascinating as I do. It was produced by UMBC’s Imaging Research Center (IRC) about a year ago. The voiceover is a little dry, but follow along and watch...

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View of 1335 Wisconsin Ave. & Dumbarton St.

Au Pied de Cochon Stories

This is the second part of our research into 1335 Wisconsin Ave. NW … formerly known as Au Pied de Cochon. If you haven’t read the first part, you should. And by the way, reader Nick is really getting his...

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