Whoa. This one is amazing. James Buchanan was the president when this photo was taken — unless it was early that year, then it was
This great old photo shows the Arts and Industries Building on the Mall under construction in 1879. And below we found an interesting 1878 rendering
Now this is an incredible, detailed map of Virginia outside of Washington. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress
I was taking a nice Sunday walk through Georgetown with Mrs. Ghost when we passed a very unique-looking home at 1523 31st St. NW. It
Buzzard’s Roost, Ryder’s Castle, Zig-Zag Alley, and the Barracks are all old neighborhoods which were shanties of dirt and filth. We wrote about the rough-and-tumble
Hotel Harrington will have its 100th birthday next year in March. It’s one of the landmark D.C. buildings downtown that was spared the destruction of
Your second major stop on the WABA “Down the Tubes” bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down by
Here’s a great film of Washington in the 1930s.
You may be aware of the blight that lined Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1970s with the proliferation of sleezy strip clubs and porn shops, but
Here is an amusing (though I don’t believe intentionally) sign that was posted in the National Zoo. The photo was taken in May of 1943.
We found this cool wood engraving from 1882, meant to depict the National Mall looking from the South. In the image, you can see buildings like the Smithsonian Institution in the lower middle.
Great photo. You can’t help but smile back when you look at it. The guy in the photo is an army cook at Ft. Myer