Fascinating Photo of Washington and Lee High School in Arlington

Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to Wikipedia). If you didn’t know, the school has some interesting notable alumni, including Sandra Bullock, Warren Beatty, and Shirley MacLaine (read a little about Beatty and MacLaine).

Washington & Lee High School
Washington & Lee High School

Source: Library of Congress

 

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F St. in the 1860s

Where Is This on F St. in 1865?

This wonderful old image from the 1860s shows F St. near the end of the Civil War. The details are quite incredible when you click

Picture of Washington (1840)

Making Sense of D.C. Taxes in 1840

I’m reading a very interesting book about Washington published in 1840 titled “A Picture of Washington.” I just got to the part where it starts

rates of advertising for The National Republican in 1860

Price of Advertising in 1860

Do you work in the newspaper or media world? You will find this fascinating. These are the ad rates for The National Republican in 1861.

Map of Thomas Circle in 1888

This is cool. It’s the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the area around Thomas Circle in 1888. The yellow buildings are wooden frame structures and