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Day: August 31, 2012

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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. An amusing article was published in the Washington Post on September 28th of that year, […]

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 came across in the Washington Post from 1961. This is from Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, just […]

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 like Robert DeNiro. Creepy. I think this certainly warrants further investigation to learn more about […]

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