1987 DC20 Sunday Matinee Theatre Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZNX3mJBiVg

If you couldn’t tell, today I’m feeling a little nostalgic about 1980s’ television. If you lived in the area back in the 80s, you’ll remember this. It’s the Sunday matinée opening for DC20 and the movie is Captain Blood (1935) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Check out the movie trailer on YouTube.

 

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Unfinished Jefferson Memorial in 1940

This great photo shows the Jefferson Memorial back in 1940, before World War II. Source: National Park Service Here’s another cool one we dug up.

Beautiful Night Photo of Capitol (1919)

It’s been a glut of Capitol Building photos this week, but I’m sure you’re okay with that. Especially, since they’re amazing old photos. Here’s another

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.

headline - April 8th, 1921

Risque Films Banned in D.C.

We’re not exactly talking about pornography (there was a time when D.C. had plenty of that). This is a headline that we came across from