July 9, 2013
Here’s an interesting advertisement from the Washington Times on November 6th, 1913. Source: Library of Congress
November 1, 2012
His bike looks sweet. Why does he look so pissed?
September 17, 2012
Here’s a curious old photograph for you. This one is from 1925 and features Mildred Billert and Hazel Bowman, both of Ned Wayburn‘s Revue, a vaudeville show. A few things you should notice about the photo...
April 20, 2019
Hazy blue smoke surrounds the origins of the annual Fourth of July Smoke-In. Though it now takes place in Lafayette Square, across the barricaded street from the White House, it began on the Mall.
December 28, 2019
This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng The Washington Hilton Hotel is located at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, near DuPont Circle. At a glance, the hotel is one of many in a sea of...
August 26, 2013
This is an amusing little piece that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from April 7th, 1906. Ever complain about the speed limits in the city today? Take a look at what they were like...
December 22, 2019
Here is a fascinating article that we dug up in the Washington Post, printed the day after Pearl Harbor, December 8th, 1941. A crowd arose, as though from the streets in front of the White House,...
June 29, 2020
Warren Buffett, Ben Feldman, and Patch Adams were all from the Washington DC area.
July 18, 2013
Sally Halterman was just 27 years old, 88 pounds and just under five feet tall. That didn’t stop her from becoming the first woman to receive a license to operate a motorcycle in D.C. This photo...
June 24, 2013
We love and support Frager’s and were so devastated when the place burned down. We have full faith that the business will reopen and continue to serve Capitol Hill residents for their hardware needs. Founded by...