Day: July 17, 2012

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U.S. mail carrier in 1903

1903 Footage of Rural Postal Delivery

Here is film that I came across in the Library of Congress’ archives. It was shot on August 8th, 1903 in rural Washington, D.C. and is completely fascinating. Times have changed … just a little bit. The film shows the

Runaway horse and carriage

Horse Impaled on the White House Fence

Here’s a crazy one for you. This is an article in the Washington Post from January 29th, 1897. A peculiar accident happened at the state reception at the White House last night, which will no doubt be the topic for

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