This is such a great old photo. Click on it for a much more detailed version.
No, not a plane crash … I mean THE Crash of ’29 (i.e., the Wall Street Crash). This photo is from September 18th, 1929 and
I can’t make out the sign above the door at left, can you? I’d like to do a little digging on this collapsed building. The
Here’s an old print from 1873, showing Ulysses Grant’s second inauguration, looking down Pennsylvania Ave. Source: Library of Congress
Here’s a cool old advertisement for Connecticut Avenue Highlands, now known as Cleveland Park. Click on the ad for a larger version to read the
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
Hopefully we are earning a GoDCer for life in Ayanna by posting all of these Hillcrest-related advertisements. If you know the person that lives here,
What a great old shot of the Cuban Embassy at 2630 16th St. NW. Source: Library of Congress
What an amazing photograph from the 1860s. Thanks again to the Library of Congress for this one. Source: Library of Congress
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
We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter sign.
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
These 1870s photos are incredible, showing the District just following the Civil War. Click on them for more details.