Here is a great old map of Prince George’s County, done in 1861.
Source: Library of Congress
This is a great afternoon photo for you to lose yourself in. Click on it for a larger version. We found this gem on Shorpy
Meet John McCubbin, White House police officer in 1922, recently promoted to head the force. Yes, he looks a little stiff. He was born in
What a fun old print from The Washington Times printed on June 18th, 1912.
I really enjoy getting emails from GoDCers and reading the great personal connections they have to local history. Below is an email I received last
No way. How did we miss this. A great article by Tom Boswell (who is the best) uncovers the fact that our current Washington Nationals
Well, one of the estates which made up the original city of Washington was called Rome. Have you heard about Rome, Washington? Probably not, so
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.
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.
Check out this awesome old map of Logan Circle (Iowa Circle then) in 1892. Source: Dig DC
Most GoDCers know that Wisconsin Avenue used to be called High Street in Georgetown and further up was known as Tennallytown Road. The history of
If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn’t think much of it. President Kennedy was
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