How cool is this article from The Washington Post, printed on March 13th, 1947.  These are the rates for taxi cabs taken from D.C.

D.C. cab fars in 1947
D.C. cab fares in 1947

By the way, who is taking a cab from D.C. to Charlottesville or Gettysburg?

 

More from Ghosts of DC

gardeners sweeping the White House lawn

Sweeping the White House Lawn

Why are these men sweeping the South Lawn? I have no idea. This photo was taken some time in the 1920s. Actually, just kidding. Those

Hotel Fairfax. Simplified map of District of Columbia showing location of Hotel Fairfax (Library of Congress)

1950s Tourist Driving Map of D.C.

Check this out. This is an interesting find. It’s a simplified driving map of the city for tourists trying to get around the popular sites

Thomas Circle in 1943

Photo of Thomas Circle in 1943

This is a photo of Thomas Circle in April of 1943. Don’t forget to check out this post on how the circle looked in 1920,

Proposed highway in Arlington

Proposed Southside Freeway in Arlington

Here’s an interesting proposal for the Southside Freeway in Arlington, which never came to be. This graphic is from The Washington Post printed on October 7th,

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "National Delivery Association, Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Motor Vans to Any Point (1926)

This is such a cool shot of the Lincoln Memorial only a few years after it was dedicated (with Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance).

1892 Map of Rural Anacostia

We posted a cool old rural map of Tenleytown a short while back. Here’s a map from the same group, showing Anacostia back in 1892.