This is a great view up F St. in the 1880s, dug up in the Library of Congress archives.
Check out this great old advertisement that we dug up in The Washington Times from September 7th, 1919. Source: Library of Congress
If you’re not a genealogy buff, you may not know this, but much of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed in a massive fire in
It’s map Friday! Hopefully you liked the last map we posted, because maps seem to be super popular among GoDCers. Check this one out and
Good week? Nah, this was a great week. We had some really popular posts that made the rounds on Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere at
Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in 1904.
This is a shot of some ladies playing baseball on the Mall. Yes, baseball … not softball. The photo is dated October 10th, 1919. Source:
We haven’t done anything for McLean lately, so we’d like to shine a little light on the namesake of John Roll McLean, the former owner
Thank you Shorpy for an amazing photograph. This appears to be a photo we haven’t yet seen.
We came across some interesting history while digging through the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia. David Levy Yulee, of Florida, was not only one of
Here’s a great shot that we found on Flickr. It’s the boat club just above Aqueduct Bridge (or where Key Bridge is today). Source: D.C.
What a fun old print from The Washington Times printed on June 18th, 1912.
As the huddled masses of D.C. sit and brace for the worst of this new Frankenstorm, Ghosts of DC has dug up an even more