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Day: August 21, 2012

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Potomac bathing beach - May 28, 1923 (Shorpy)

Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend at Potomac Bathing Beach

Here’s a great shot from Shorpy of kids in the waters at Potomac bathing beach (I wouldn’t do this today). This is the official kickoff of summer in 1923, Memorial Day weekend. Click on the image for a closer look. Related articles From a GoDCer: A Family Connection to a Tragic Suicide Potomac Bathing Beach […]

Pennsylvania Ave. film footage

Rare Film Footage of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1909

This is one of our best GoDCer contributions yet. Tom from Bethesda sent this over to share with everyone else. This was taken on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 10th and 11th St. Watch the whole thing and marvel at how chaotic the street scene and traffic seem to be. Safety was certainly different back then. […]

Ethel Roosevelt in 1908 (Library of Congress)

Ethel Roosevelt’s Dog Goes Missing From The White House

This article that we came across in the Washington Post is probably something we would never see today. I’m pretty sure Bo Obama is pretty locked down and confined to the White House grounds. This was not the case for the Roosevelt dog in 1909. This article from February 6th of that year tells the […]

March 21, 1927. Washington, D.C. "Ruth Jardine (at right) and class at Amaryllis show. (Shorpy)

Ruth Jardine Visits the U.S. Botanic Gardens

Below is a photo from 1927 of Ruth Jardine, the daughter of Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine. William was also Ambassador to Egypt during President Hoover‘s Administration. Related articles Decapitated by the Hangman’s Rope From a GoDCer: A Family Connection to a Tragic Suicide First to Answer This Question Gets a GhostsofDC.org T-Shirt

U.S. casualty being treated at Naktong River

Philip Hughes: Skinny Kid From Brookland Killed in Korea

I checked my email the other day to find this email from a GoDCer. Emails like this are exactly why I started this blog. Not only is it fascinating, but it’s really important to remember the regular people who lived in our city generations ago. The story below, emailed by Chris, was so compelling that […]

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