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Capturing History from Above: Washington, D.C. Street Scene in 1939
This blog post examines a photograph of Washington, D.C. taken from a building near the Lotus Club in 1939. The image depicts a street scene showing streetcars crossing at 14th Street and New York Avenue, providing a unique aerial perspective of the city during that era. The post reflects on the historical significance of the photograph, serving as a time capsule of the past and a reminder of the rich...
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Temporary Structures Reshape Washington's Monumental Core
Take a rare glimpse of the massive Navy and Munitions Buildings erected on the Mall in 1918. See how massive they were from the Washington Monument in 1942 with this incredible vantage point.
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Washington Senators Move to Los Angeles in 1957
Did you know the Washington Senators almost moved to Los Angeles in 1957? This amazing and true story would have changed the outlook of baseball on both coasts.
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Two New Colorized Photos to Identify the Location of a 1927 Image
Discover two new colorized photos from 1927. See if you can identify the buildings in the background and pinpoint the location! Spend at least an hour of your morning on this awesome image from Pinterest.
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Remembering the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913: A Bold Move to Gain Attention and the Right to Vote
Remembering the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 and the efforts of suffragettes in the United States to gain the right to vote. This magnificent parade and rally on March 3, 1913 was designed to gain the attention of the public and the president of the United States.
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A Look Back: Comparing FDR, Eisenhower, and Obama Inauguration Photos
Take a look back at history with photos of historic inaugurations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Barack Obama. See how the ceremonies have changed over the years!
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The Spectacular Five-Alarm Fire in George J. Mueller's Candy Plant on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1925
On December 28, 1925, a spectacular five-alarm fire broke out in the wholesale candy plant of George J. Mueller on 336 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. It caused $50,000 worth of damage, injured one fireman, and was witnessed by a crowd that overflowed the sidewalks for more than a block. Read this article from The Washington Post for more.
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Exploring the History of Washington D.C.'s Eckington Rail Yard
Take a look back at the history of Washington D.C.'s Eckington Rail Yard with rare photos from the 1920s, a map from 1919, and a modern comparison to the FedEx shipping center at the intersection of New York Ave. and Florida Ave.
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How Much Did a Taxi Cost in DC in 1947? Unbelievable Rates Revealed
Take a look at what it cost to take a taxi in Washington D.C. in 1947. You won't believe your eyes when you see the unbelievable rates revealed in this article from The Washington Post. Plus, find out who is taking a cab from D.C. to Charlottesville or Gettysburg.
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The Best Commencement Speeches Given in Washington, DC
Check out the best commencement speeches ever given in Washington, DC from President John F. Kennedy to Ken Burns, Tony Snow and others. See the full lists from NPR and Vox.com.
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