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July 23, 2013

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Celebrating the Fourth of July at the Foot of the Washington Monument in 1919
Celebrate the 4th of July with us by taking a look at this amazing old photograph of the crowd gathered at the foot of the Washington Monument in 1919! See the photo here.
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A Glimpse into History: An Incredible Old Photograph of Great Falls from 1864
See a glimpse into the past with this incredible old photograph of Great Falls from 1864. Relive history and marvel at this timeless piece of art.
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An Amusing Moment Captured: The 7-Year-Old Newsboy Trying to Sell Newspapers in April 1912
An incredible photograph captures a 7-year-old newsboy trying to sell newspapers in April 1912, the same month as the Titanic's sinking. The caption listed at the Library of Congress is also amusing.
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Unraveling the Streets of DC in 1892: A Map of Washington City
An amazing map of Washington City from 1892 reveals the streets of the nation's capital in great detail. Learn what it was like to navigate the city before the World's Fair and street renaming.
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The Roaring Twenties: D.C. Commissioners Ban 'Shocking' Movies in 1921
In 1921, the D.C. Commissioners issued a ban on movies that "shock the ordinary sensibilities" with a fine of $5-$45 for the first offense and revocation of the theater's permit for the second. Read more about the Roaring Twenties in D.C.!
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The Arrest of Delgado Crofton: An Embezzlement Case at Georgetown University in 1903
In August 1903, an employee of Georgetown University, Delgado Crofton, was arrested on a charge of grand larceny and accused of embezzling $2,200 of university money. Read this blog post to learn more about the case!
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