August 15, 2013

Giant Food in 1979

Giant Food Ad from 1979

Wow, remember these days? It’s humorous looking at these prices. This is an advertisement from the Washington Post printed on June 25th, 1979. Source: The Washington Post

this is a gun

Crazy: D.C. Police Officer Charged in SE Holdup

Really? This is a crazy headline from the Washington Post, published on March 1st, 1972. The city was a little rough around the edges then, but a policeman performing a holdup? A metropolitan policeman was arrested last night and charged...

Harlem, DC

Foxhall Village: Formerly Known as Harlem?

That’s right. At one point, D.C. had it’s own Harlem. The plot of land between Conduit Road (now MacArthur Boulevard)  and Foxhall Road was developed in the early 1880s and named Harlem, after the town in the Netherlands (i.e., Haarlem)....