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1903 map of area around today's World Bank

The Area Around the World Bank in 1903

Thanks for the great opportunity to speak at the World Bank today. I gave the room a sneak peek at this map today and...

Awesome 1887 Map of Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today's Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details. You'll...
South portico of the White House as seen through entrance from East Executive Ave., N.W.

1923 View of White House South Portico

This is an excellent view of the White House's South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger...

The Doors Visit Jefferson Memorial

How cool is this old photo? I'm not sure when this was taken. Clearly some time in the 1960s. Maybe you guys can help? Source:...
November 23, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co., Union Station." For the 1939 model year, Ford debuted a new brand called Mercury.

Want to Buy a Ford? Go to Union Station

You have to love this old photo from 1938. It shows two cars, a Ford on the left and on the right, a new...
Jhoon Rhee - Nobody Bothers Mevideo

Lunch Video: Nobody Bothers Me

Some of your D.C. old-timers will remember this commercial. So Awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2PLuuFEiw An interesting bit of trivia that you probably don't know. The dude that penned...
JFK in the Oval Officevideo

Archival Footage of Kennedy in Oval Office

This is great old film footage of John F Kennedy in the Oval Office. The narration is in German (I believe - correct me...

Fort Lincoln Heights: Parts of Barbadoes and Scotland

I want to branch out a little more and represent more neighborhoods. This is a great old real estate advertisement -- I've been finding...
N and Union St. SW (1942)

Incredible Color Photo From Southwest D.C. During World War II

This photo is from 1942 and it speaks for itself. Stunning. It's courtesy of Shorpy again. Best ... site ... ever. I should add that this...
Grand Review of the Armies - May 1865

Thanks For the Encouragement

Okay, it turns out it's not exactly easy to crank out two or three posts each day. So far, I'm averaging three posts daily...