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Day: April 18, 2013

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The Sidewalk Dance - Handpainted Oil Painting by John George Brown (1894)

Charming Dance Held in Brookland

Articles like this really illustrate how different and quaint life was in 19th century Washington. This is from the Washington Post, published on January 10th, 1894. The young gentlemen of the pretty suburb of Brookland gave the opening event of

The Lee House

After the Assassination: Elizabeth Blair Lee

This the second guest post by GoDC contributor Andrea Pawley. Material for this blog is derived in part from Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Elizabeth Blair Lee edited by Virginia Jeans Laas and published in 1991. Abraham Lincoln died from

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