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Day: June 8, 2012

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Howard University from Robert N Dennis Collection

Frederick Douglass and Rutherford B. Hayes Speak at Howard University

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Forget what you’ve heard, or rather haven’t heard or yet read. Frederick Douglass was a Howard Universityman through and through. Douglass was not just a lion, he was a Bison. Douglass raised funds and donated his money to Howard. He received an honorary doctorate from the university. He testified before Congress […]

State, War, and Navy Building late 19th century by William Henry Jackson

Incredible Photo of State, War, Navy Building

This is an incredible photo that needs no commentary. It was taken by William Henry Jackson some time near the end of the 19th century. I came across this on a cool photo archive site Photographium. Click the image for a high-resolution shot. Related articles Spooky Colorized Photo of Washington Opera Singer  Colorized Photo of […]

1907 Baist real estate atlas of 14th and Monroe St. NW

Epicenter of Macabre Tragedy in 1906: 14th and Monroe in Columbia Heights

I came across a very sad article in the Washington Post the other day. This is from September 2nd, 1906 and given that a large number of GoDCers have demonstrated their interest in the macabre and tragic posts, I’ll share this with you. In the span of 12 months there were nine mysterious deaths in […]

Walter and Hazel Johnson with Walter's mother (Library of Congress)

Hazel Lee Roberts Married Walter Johnson in Columbia Heights

Here’s one of the best story tips we’ve received thus far. Thanks to GoDCer Jack in Poolesville who tipped us off to the Big Train’s nuptials being held in a regular apartment at 1498 Monroe St. NW, right on the border of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. The Big Train is probably my second favorite […]

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