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Day: December 14, 2012

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stretching and yawning in the classroom circa 1899

Please Practice Your Stretching and Yawning

It would appear that the subject matter being taught in this classroom is a little bizarre. I don’t remember being taught the proper mechanics behind stretching and yawning … however, I will say that I love both stretching AND yawning.

Northern Liberty Market

Northern Liberty Market

We came across this photo from 1920 on Shorpy. The image shows Liberty Market at 5th and K St. NW. The building was built on the east side of 5th and K in 1874 as the main competitor to Center

map of Rockville in 1879

Map of Rockville in 1879

We are very much obsessed with old maps. I think it’s safe to say that the bulk of you are as well. And here is another one to obsess over, especially for the GoDCers out in Montgomery County (do you

The Marshall House in Alexandria during the Civil War

The Marshall House in Alexandria

This is an incredible stereographic image of the Marshall House in Alexandria. We found this amazing shot at the Library of Congress. … and the reason this building is important is because it’s where the first Union officer was killed

aerial view of the Ellipse

Don’t Take Our Ellipse Parking

We came across this article in the Washington Post from November 17th, 1955. Seems like people were getting pretty frustrated at the closing of roads and parking near the White House. No one, we are sure, begrudges the White House

Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street

Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.

If you live in Alexandria or have been there, you have undoubtedly been by this house. This is the Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House on North Washington St, sometime in the 1930s. Check out the house today. Looks exactly the same. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=220+North+Washington+Street,+Alexandria,+VA&layer=c&sll=38.807231,-77.046700&cbp=13,296.84,,0,0.74&cbll=38.807071,-77.046567&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=220+N+Washington+St,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&ll=38.807231,-77.0467&spn=0.008009,0.013604&t=m&z=14&panoid=bJ_ugY23Qvgxt-clN44DVQ&source=embed&output=svembed]

All the Single Ladies … in 1837

In the 1830s, the Baltimore Sun was a far more prominent paper, covering the daily happenings of life in Washington City. We came across an interesting piece from the Baltimore Sun correspondent in Washington. You may find this, both a colorful

West-southwest view with Maryland Ave. SW and B Street SW

1863 View Down Maryland Ave.

Wow, check out this amazing view. We dug up this gem on the Library of Congress site. The full caption is below. West-southwest view with Maryland Ave. SW and B Street SW (i.e., Independence Ave. SW) to the left, Maine

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