We looked at Alexandria Gazette newspaper from July 15th, 1841 to see what people were talking about. What a different world.
Study this photograph carefully. Look at the complete destruction of the building. This was the McCrory five-and-dime store at 416 7th St. NW just after
Check this out. This is a French drawing from the early 19th century. It looks a little different than today. I don’t see the J.
Wow. I think this photo speaks for itself. What an amazing shot of what would become Federal Triangle.
No way. How did we miss this. A great article by Tom Boswell (who is the best) uncovers the fact that our current Washington Nationals
What did homes look like in 1920s Silver Spring? This advertisement promotes "growth now has brought modern, rapid transportation."
Check out this terrific high resolution photo from 1920. It shows an Oldsmobile just after crossing Boulder Bridge on Beach Drive. Source: Library of Congress
Our apartment directory listings from 1911 and 1914 were immensely popular, so we dug up another one to share with GoDCers. Here’s one from March
Really? I bet you’re thinking this is a truly bizarre image. It shows a 32-year-old Fidel Castro (read the letter he wrote as a teenager
This is so amazing. The National Archives has a ton of incredible photographs that we dug through this past weekend. Check this out. You can
Some of you may not know or remember that Donald Rumsfeld was once a Congressman from Illinois, representing the 13th district. He was elected in
We dug this photo up at the Library of Congress. It shows the crowd at the Washington Monument, listening to a speech by Charles Lindbergh