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Day: December 11, 2013

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Andrew J. Cummings, Jr., on his pony "Sugar," Andrew J. “Cy” Cummings, and Zelpha Cummings, c. 1920-1923. From a print lent by Andrew J. Cummings, Jr. CCHS 2008.12.06.

How ‘Big Cy’ Cummings of Chevy Chase Got the Top Job at Laurel Racetrack

Andrew J. ‘Cy’ Cummings was a larger- than-life figure in the early 1900’s in Chevy Chase, a football star at Georgetown, a successful farmer, a politician and a sportsman. Known as ‘Big Cy, he made a big impression on nearly everyone who met him.” His friends included rich and powerful figures in Washington society as […]

1915 panorama of Washington, DC

Fantastic 1915 Panorama of the City

I don’t remember if this one was posted, but it’s amazing. It shows the city as it looked in 1915. Yes, the image below looks miniature … click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress

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