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Day: January 25, 2012

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Mr. & Mrs. Lindbergh at Bolling Field (1929)

Charles and Anne Lindbergh Land in DC

No, not a plane crash … I mean THE Crash of ’29 (i.e., the Wall Street Crash). This photo is from September 18th, 1929 and is a shot of the Charles and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, four months after their nuptials. They landed at Bolling Field (now Bolling Air Force Base) en route to South America and are […]

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 the whole thing. It’s very interesting. Here’s a cool screenshot of the final scene, imagining […]

Read This Book: A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Hidden History

This is a great book if you’re interested in some local Washington history. Jeanne Fogle does an excellent job highlighting sites in the District that are less known to tourists and residents alike. I tore through this book on a recent flight to California and was inspired to add no less than two dozen ideas […]

Four prize winners in annual beauty show, Washington Bathing Beach (1922)

The Annual Washington Bathing Beach Beauty Show

The photo is from the 1922 annual beauty show held at the Washington Bathing Beach, and these four were the prize winners. The women, in order, are Gay Gatley, Eva Fridell, Anna Neibel and Iola Swinnerton. Based on trophy size, it seems that Eva came in first and Gay came in second. Anne was first […]

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