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Day: June 15, 2012

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McKinley & cabinet (Library of Congress)

The 25th President of the United States

If you know who POTUS 25 is off the top of your head, congratulations. You are an über history geek. Enjoy the Libary of Congress photos below. [slideshow]

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Ford Motor Co. -- Lincoln at Capitol." The Great Transportator. National Photo Company glass negative (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: Ford at the Capitol

This is an amazing, symmetrical photograph from 1924 with a Ford in the foreground and the Capitol Building in the background. Share this one on Facebook with your friends. Related articles Calvin Coolidge, Vermont Native and Our 30th President If Walls Could Talk: Chateau Bonaparte on K Street Officer Sprinkle, Opium, Murder, Suicide, Herbert Hoover, […]

Wreck of the Crescent Limited train on the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Flood waters from a storm undermined the bridge's pilings, which led to the crash on August 24, 1933. The engineer died in the wreck. (Library of Congress)

Train Plunges Into The Anacostia. Passenger Swims to Safety and Walks Home

This is a guest post by GoDCer from Poolesville, Jack (the guy that tipped us off to some great stories, like the decapitated convict). On the afternoon of August 23, 1933 the Weather Bureau updated an already ominous forecast by predicting that strong winds and heavy rain would inundate the Washington area. The storm had […]

Washington, D.C., circa 1908 "F Street, looking toward Treasury." Note the sign on the Lincoln Park streetcar advertising the "hydraulic dive" at Glen Echo. (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: F St. NW in 1908

It’s Friday! …and it’s time for some cool old shots of our city. Take a look at this view down F St. NW. Click the photo for a high resolution version, because it has some amazing details. Related articles Incredible Photo of State, War, Navy Building If Walls Could Talk: Chateau Bonaparte on K Street […]

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