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Cook & Stoddard Company: Cadillac's Glory Days in Downtown Washington
Learn the history of luxury automaker Cadillac's first major dealer showroom in downtown Washington DC. The Cook & Stoddard Company location on Connecticut Avenue was the go-to destination for politician bigwigs, businessmen, and auto enthusiasts to experience new Cadillac models in their prime from 1912 to the late 1920s.
The Silver Sightseer: Washington D.C.’s Air-Conditioned Tourist Trolley
The Silver Sightseer streetcar gave cool, narrated tours of Washington D.C.'s famous landmarks in the late 1950s. Read about this one-of-a-kind, air-conditioned trolley that was specially decorated before it tragically burned down years later when the streetcar system closed.
Severine G. Leoffler: The Man Who Fed 1919 D.C. with His Iconic Liberty Lunches
Step back in time with this captivating 1919 photo of Leoffler's Liberty Lunch stand in Washington, D.C., where just 20 cents could buy government workers a box lunch filled with surprises. Discover the story of Severine G. Leoffler's entrepreneurial spirit in the early days of street food.
Outlaw Biker Gangs Bring Violence to Arlington’s Streets in 1966
When motorcycle gangs roared through idyllic 1960s Arlington wielding guns and attitude, this quiet suburb transformed into a hotbed of biker brawls, babes, and cop-defying crime sprees.
The Whitelaw Hotel: Excellence in Segregated Washington
Washington D.C.’s historic Whitelaw Hotel hosted jazz legends Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway during the segregation era when it opened in 1919 as a luxurious refuge for black travelers. Built by black visionaries like John W. Lewis and Isaiah T. Hatton, the Whitelaw's storied rise, fall, and rebirth embodies the struggles and achievements of African Americans in the capital.
From The Tombs to 'St. Elmo's Fire': The Legendary Georgetown Bar that Inspired a Brat Pack Classic
Ever wonder about the real-life inspiration behind the iconic bar in 'St. Elmo’s Fire'? Share your own memories from this Brat Pack inspiration.
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Do You Remember Peoples Drug? A Nostalgic Look Back at a Regional Pharmacy Icon
So do you have fond memories of Peoples Drug stores? Did you have a regular Peoples Drug you visited? Share your recollections of this classic pharmacy chain that served so many communities over its long lifetime. It may be gone, but Peoples Drug remains a nostalgic part of history for many.
Logan Circle
A Look Back at Logan Circle in the 1920s
Take a look back at Logan Circle in the 1920s with this photo from the Library of Congress. Learn more about the history of Logan Circle with Ghosts of DC.
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Exploring Alexandria, Virginia Through Vintage Photos From September 23rd, 1940
Take a look back in time and explore Alexandria, Virginia through vintage photos taken on September 23rd, 1940. Enjoy a glimpse of the past captured through Charles W. Cushman's Photograph Collection.
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Unique Aerial View of the Waterfowl Sanctuary near Gravelly Point
Discover a unique aerial view of the waterfowl sanctuary near Gravelly Point. Get a birds-eye look of this beautiful landscape with this stunning image from the Library of Congress.

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