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Posted In May 10, 2013

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Bathing Beauties Pie-Eating Contest: A Blast From the Past
Take a step back in time with our look at the pie-eating contest held at the Tidal Basin Bathing Beach in 1921. See the amazing photos and learn about this historic event!
1795 Plan of the City of Washington
Exploring the 1795 Plan of the City of Washington
Explore the first official plan of Washington D.C., published by Andrew Ellicott in 1792. Courtesy of the David Rumsey map collection.
Sylvia Altman
The Amazing Accomplishments of the Altman Siblings: Sylvia, Julian and Elmer
This is an amazing story about the Altman siblings: Sylvia, Julian and Elmer. Read about their incredible accomplishments, from graduating high school at 10 to graduating college at 17, and their success in music and radio.

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