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

Sambo and His Funny Noises

Racist Comic Strip from Sunday Star

It’s just shocking to see the blatant racism of 100 years ago. Here’s a comic strip, printed in The Sunday Star on January 5th, 1908. The strip is called Sambo and His Funny Noises.
Autumn Brides - October 19th, 1915

Prominent Washington Fall Brides of 1915

Here’s a cool page from the newspaper in 1915. This was printed in The Washington Times on October 19th, of that year.
Maddie the Motor Maid

September 14th, 1913: Mazie the Motor Maid

Exactly one hundred years ago today, this was in the Washington Herald.
advertisement for The Birth of a Nation

The Most Glorious American Epic: The Birth of a Nation

Here’s a fascinating article from the Washington Times, printed on April 22nd, 1916. For those of you unfamiliar with The Birth of a Nation, it’s a crazy racist film which was banned in a number of American cities, sparked large...
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 Congress
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 around Washington.
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 years ago today.