August 31, 2012

Japanese State Visit to Eisenhower White House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKD5J7wllU In September of 1960, the U.S. and Japan were celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations. Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko traveled to Washington at the end of the month to celebrate the occasion with an official state visit....

Hillcrest Heights real estate advertisement - September 23rd, 1961

Norbeth Homes in Hillcrest Heights (1961)

Several readers have suggested Ghosts of DC start focusing on a broader range of neighborhoods and communities and we agree. So continue sending those emails and suggestions to give us more ideas. Below is an old real estate advertisement we...

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Ford Motor Co. truck, John H. Wilkins Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (Shorpy)

Robert DeNiro’s 1920s Twin Worked at Wilkins Coffee

Wow! What an amazing colorized photo. This shows a Wilkins Coffee truck being loaded on location, somewhere on the 500 block of Rhode Island Ave. NE. Click on it to take a closer look at the guy. He looks just...