Do you recognize where this is on Rhode Island Ave.? GoDCer Andy sent in a plethora of great material some time back and this postcard
What a great old shot of the Cuban Embassy at 2630 16th St. NW. Source: Library of Congress
Our last embassy version of “If Walls Could Talk” was quite popular, so here’s another one from the same part of town, Sheridan Circle. California’s
Below is a fascinating old broadside that we came across in the Library of Congress archives. Here is the description … A broadside condemning the
Not everyone wins an election. Here's a sample of some people who ran for D.C. Council and didn't make it.
Many women at the outbreak of the Civil War did not know how to support their favored side. The roles of woman at the time
This is a guest post by GoDCer from Poolesville, Jack (the guy that tipped us off to some great stories, like the decapitated convict). On
This very rare photo of the Capitol Dome under construction shows it as it looked during the early days of the Civil War. Source: Library
This is amateur 16mm film shot and uploaded to YouTube. The voiceover is amusing, but the scenes are a great step back in time over 80 years.
We’re trying out a new category called “Lost History” today. We spent a good part of the weekend reading James Goode’s excellent (and depressing) book Capital
What’s better than a photo of two nuns and a dog? Here’s a shot from somewhere in the 1890s of Sister Beatrice, the superintendent of
By 1854 the Washington Monument was about a third complete when the Washington National Monument Society ran out of funds and had to halt construction.