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Day: May 8, 2013

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Penn Oil Company on Q Street

Penn Oil Company on Q Street in Georgetown

This photo was taken in 1920 or 1921. It shows the old Penn Oil Company, located on Q Street in Georgetown. Ads of the day had a gas station at 27th and Q St.

Washington, D.C. Georgetown ferry-boat carrying wagons, and Aqueduct Bridge beyond, from rocks on Mason's Island (Library of Congress)

Civil War Photo of Georgetown Ferry Boat

Wow. What amazing detail in this photograph. Click on it to view the larger version (and you’ll probably spend about 15 minutes staring at it).

Five Shot on 7th St. NW; Death Momentarily Expected

Now this is a crazy story. It was published in the Washington Times on Friday, March 20th, 1914. Braving a fusillade of shots in which three persons had fallen, Policeman J. L. Edwards, of precinct 8, in the early hours of this morning, and in a dark room, captured Herman Kabansky, pistol wielder, after a […]

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