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Lincoln Memorial and "I Have a Dream"
Whoa. Neon Signed F Street in 1970
Shark Attacks in the Potomac in 1911?
Why Is It Named Trinidad?
Mary Surratt Boarding House is Now a Chinese Restaurant
What Did Walter Johnson's Voice Sound Like? Listen To This 1939 Senators Broadcast.
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1909 map of the Palisades

Great 1909 Map of the Palisades

Mrs. Ghost, Ghost Baby, and I spent a nice Saturday afternoon celebrating a birthday at a lovely home in the Palisades. The two parents of the young birthday child (and GoDCers) have a great home with the former Glen Echo Electric Railway right-of-way in their back yard. We wanted to do a little digging to see […]

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Moran family grave marker at Holy Rood Cemetery

Story of John Moran, the Georgetown University Doctor

Whenever I stroll through D.C. cemeteries, given my fascination with the stories of regular Washingtonians, I’m always curious what the story is behind the names on the headstones. Hundreds and thousands of people who lived decades, or their entire lives...

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1903 map of Foggy Bottom

1903 Map of Current State Department Location

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was very different back then, with New York Ave. running through where the building stands today. Source:...

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Titanic survivors (history.com)

Titanic and Carpathia Ads in the Washington Post

Wow, these are fascinating. This is the best “Old Ads and Classifieds” post yet. Scanning the Washington Post from February 29th, 1912 (another leap year) I came across these, frozen in time. The first one below is an advertisement that has...

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