February 17, 2012

Basketball and learning the Charleston (1926)

Basketball and the Charleston

I’ll leave you with this last photo from 1926. This is a great way to end your Friday. This was taken in the old Columbia Heights Arcade. Vivian Marinelli is teaching these guys the Charleston … I suppose for dexterity?...

Miss Elizabeth Ramey (1924)

Local Alexandria Teacher Buys a Ford

I rarely need to augment these colorized photos with words. It’s almost spooky to look at a color photo from almost 90 years ago. All the previous ones have been amazing and this one is right up there.

Washington Post front page photo (1946)

Murder Victim Admitted His Interest in Men

This is a horrible story that I came across in the Washington Post. Read this in the context of it being the 1940s because it’s very disturbing. In early June of 1946, the murder of a Don Glendening was front-page...