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January 19, 2012

Saving Daylight! postcard (1918)

We Need Daylight Savings … and More Cigars!

We haven’t always had daylight savings … back in 1918, there was debate on Capitol Hill about time zones and daylight savings. Interestingly enough, we did not have standardized time zones until the passage of the Standard Time Act in...

Robert Todd Lincoln at His Father’s Memorial Dedication

File this one away in the historic candids section. On May 30th, 1922 and at the advanced age of 78, Robert Todd Lincoln is seen arriving at the dedication of the memorial to his father Abraham Lincoln. While any son...

Duchess of Idaho

Today on WTOP: Esther Williams (1952)

This is a gem that I found in the January 5th, 1952 Washington Post. Esther Williams was a big deal in the 1950s as kind of  a Jennifer Aniston. She was a former synchronized swimmer and star of the silver...