For President: Abraham Lincoln of Illinois

This is a great find. I was digging through old newspapers in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America archives and came across this from the Daily National Republican. It dates back to July 21st, 1864.

Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864
Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican – July 21st, 1864
 

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3616 Southern Ave., Hillcrest real estate advertisement - 1952 (Washington Post)

Hillcrest Home for Sale; $32,500 in 1952

Here’s a cool advertisement for our favorite Hillcrest GoDCer, Ayanna. This is a Washington Post real estate advertisement circa 1952. According to Zillow, this home

Gas range avertisement 1916

Need a Gas Range circa 1916?

If you live in the D.C. metropolitan area, and you pay bills, chances are, you’re paying Washington Gas (formerly known as Washington Gas Light Company).

Mary Winsor (Penn.) '17 [holding Suffrage Prisoners banner]

Freedom For Women Is Not A Crime

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The Story of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s Mansion

Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's mansion at 2501 30th St. NW was raided by the FBI last week. Everyone's Googling around for details on Deripaska, but naturally, we're more interested in the history of the property. So that's what we dug into.

1927 ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures

Vacant Homes on Veazey Looted

Here’s a slightly humorous, and probably not uncommon today, article from the Washington Post, printed on May 13th, 1927. Plumbing fixtures, valued at $1,150, were

Plan of LeDroit Park in 1880

Rare 1880 Plan of LeDroit Park

Check out this great old plan for LeDroit Park from back in 1880. Also, make sure you read up on why it’s named LeDroit Park.