February 22, 2012

Washington Gas Light Co. advertisement (1906)

Gas for Lighting and Heating: Buy Now, Pay Later

Here’s an old advertisement from the Washington Times. This ad for gas lighting and heating ran in the March 2nd, 1906 newspaper. You could choose to have gas fixtures installed throughout your home and have the entire cost amortized over...

Ludington Airlines advertisement

Ludington Airlines Sets New World Passenger Mark

Almost 80 years ago, Washington had an express airline with service to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. At cruising speed, Ludington Airlines was able to get you up to the New York City within two hours — an astonishing feat...