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Ulysses S. Grant memorial lion in House of Cards opening credits

History Behind Lion Statues in House of Cards Opening Credits

Everyone is House of Cards crazy, and so are we. That’s why we wrote this post on Super Liquors, shown in the opening credits. We’re just waiting on the call for our appearance in season three. Beau Willimon and team,...

Fire Horse Mysteriously Stabbed With Pitchfork

What a horrible story. We found this printed in The Washington Post on April 6th, 1907. Fire Chief Belt yesterday ordered a thorough investigation of the stabbing with a pitchfork of a fire department horse at No. 8 engine house on the...
Washington Herald - January 1st, 1914

Front Page News – January 1st, 1914

This was the front page of The Washington Herald, exactly 100 years ago today. Source: Library of Congress

Mantle vs. Killebrew Home Run Derby

Now this is a really cool old video that we uncovered on YouTube. It shows a home run derby between Mickey Mantle and Harmon Killebrew. From our Wikipedia research, it looks like this was filmed in 1960, just before the...
freshman members of Congress 1947

Photo of Boyish Kennedy and Nixon

Whoa, this is cool. If you haven’t seen this before, it’s a photo from 1947 when both Kennedy and Nixon were member of the House of Representatives. Kennedy looks like he’s 18 and Nixon about 23.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28th, 1963)

Incredible Crowd Photos from 1963 March on Washington

This is an incredible series of photos of the massive crowd gathered in the city for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Source: Penn State Special Collections
Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt Was Always Packin’ Heat

The Rough Rider president, Teddy Roosevelt, was a total badass, the likes of which we won’t ever see again in the White House. Below is an article to prove my point. This is a piece printed in The New York Times,...
Howard University Women’s Athletic Day, Nov. 1949

Howard University Women’s Athletic Day

Here’s a cool photo that we found on Tumblr. This is Howard University’s Women’s Athletic Day in 1949. Source: Vintage Black Beauties

History of the National Press Club Spelling Bee

Here’s a great video contribution by GoDCer Tom H. http://vimeo.com/74463856
The Anacostia Bank, 2021 Nichols Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., decorated for a parade

Then and Now: The Anacostia Bank

This is a great image that we dug up in the Library of Congress archives. The photo is from around 1918. It’s the old Anacostia Bank, which is still standing. Source: Library of Congress Now check out the today view...