In the Paper

You will find these stories directly in the newspapers of Washington, D.C.

Washington Times - July 28th, 1914

July 28th, 1914: Austria Has Chosen War

This is the front page of the Washington Times from Tuesday evening, July 28th, 1914, the day Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Source: Library of...
Buffalo Paints - Washington Herald (February 5th, 1922)

February 5th, 1922: Hardware Stores in D.C.

This is a page from the Washington Herald, published on February 5th, 1922. It shows a number of D.C. hardware stores selling Buffalo Paints.
Driving Spots in the Washington Times - April 10th, 1915

April 10th, 1915: Popular D.C. Driving Spots in 1915

Here's an interesting page from the Washington Times on April 10th, 1915. It shows a series of photos from popular driving spots in and...
front page of the Washington Times - May 17th, 1912

May 17th, 1912: Two Cranks Call to See President Taft

Here's the Thursday edition of "In the Paper" for May 17th, 1912.
front page of the Washington Times - May 16th, 1912

May 16th, 1912: More Baldheaded Women Than Men, Says Authority

Also of interest in this edition is Roosevelt being sure of his nomination.
front page of the Washington Times - May 15th, 1912

May 15th, 1912: Taft Depressed By Poor Showing, May Quit Race

Taft and Roosevelt were battling it out for the Presidency in 1912. Here's the front page of the Washington Times for May 15th, 101...
front page of the Washington Times - May 14th, 1912

May 14th, 1912: House Concurs in Direct Elections of Senators

Here is the second day of our "In the Paper" installment for this week. Here is the evening edition of the Washington Times from...
front page of the Washington Times - May 13th, 1912

May 13th, 1912: Boy’s Body Recovered From Potomac

This week, we're going to post the front and back page of the Washington Times from the week of May 13th, 1912, exactly 101...

March 25th, 1907: Prime Quality Portner’s Beer in Alexandria, VA

Here's a page from the Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser from Monday, March 25th, 1907, exactly 96 years ago yesterday (I should have posted...
Washington Times - March 1st, 1913

March 1st, 1913: Titanic Hero Honored at White House

One hundred years ago today, exactly at 2:15 p.m. (when we published this post), Captain A.H. Rostron was awarded a Congressional Medal in the...
Washington Post classifieds - Saturday, October 5th, 1895

October 5th, 1895: For Sale, Rent and Exchange

You can get lost in these old classified pages. This one is from the Washington Post on Saturday, October 5th, 1895. Turkish Baths anyone? Shampooer...
Washington Post movies - November 20th, 1969

November 20th, 1969: Neighorhood Movie Guide

Remember the days when you had to check the newspaper to find movie times? Those days died about 15 years ago, but for some...
Washington Post classifieds - March 29th, 1879

March 29th, 1879: Witness the Dawn of a New Era

Maybe this is a little hyperbolic, but that was the ad for the National Clothing Company, at the corner of 7th and D St....
The Washington Herald on January 17th, 1913

January 17th, 1913: President-Elect Wilson Bans Inaugural Ball

Going to an Inaugural Ball this weekend? The austerity of Obama's second mirrors the desires articulated by newly elected President Woodrow Wilson. Take a...
The Washington Times on April 15th, 1912

April 15th, 1912: Titanic Kept Afloat, Being Towed to Halifax, Nova...

This was the front page of the Washington Times in the evening of Monday, April 15th, 1912. It's rather haunting seeing this today, over...
Washington Times - June 7th, 1908

June 7th, 1908: Plant Your Dollars in Chevy Chase

Here's a page from the real estate section of the Sunday Washington Times on June 7th, 1908.

June 17th, 1911: Buy a Home in Columbia Heights

This is a fascinating real estate section to study. Click on it for greater detail and check out the ads for homes in Mt....

November 29th, 1906: Happy Thanksgiving

Here is an appropriate newspaper front page. This is from The Washington Herald on Thursday, November 29th, 1906 ... "From a Little Acorn -...
The Washington Herald - December 20th, 1920

December 20th, 1920: Join Our New Christmas Club

How are you liking the "In The Paper" posts? Check out this page from The Washington Herald on Monday, December 20th, 1920. The "Merchant...
Teddy Roosevelt - Sunday Morning Globe (September 22nd, 1901)

September 22nd, 1901: The Youngest President

Here is the front page of the Sunday Morning Globe on September 22nd, 1901. President McKinley had been assassinated eight days earlier in Buffalo...
The Evening Star - June 22nd, 1901

June 22nd, 1901: Real Estate Gossip

Here's another chance to read a full page from an old newspaper. We spend hours scanning these for interesting stories and information and our...