This is a photo I came across on Shorpy. It’s of three children, who happen to be the offspring of James J. Davis, the Secretary of Labor in the Harding Administration. Davis was an American steel worker and Republican politician originally from Pittsburgh. He was affectionately known as “Iron Puddler” or “Puddler Jim.”

Also, he was an advocate of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century. Good thing his children look healthy.

Children on a swing (1924)
Children on a swing (1924)
 

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Great Map of Takoma Park in 1907

Look how amazing this old map is. You can see the outlines of proposed roads in and around Takoma. Source: Library of Congress

Massachusetts and 21st St. NW (1917)

Car Flattened Near Dupont Circle

This is not good. We’re looking at a photo of a car accident on the northeast corner of Massachusetts and 21st St. NW. This is

1906 Coca-Cola Advertisement

We love old ads here at Ghosts of DC and this is a great one from The Evening Star, printed on June 24th, 1906. Source:

Trump Hotel in 1919

Here is the lovely Old Post Office Pavilion, currently the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave.