In the Paper

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

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...
Washington Times - November 2nd, 1906 - page 12

November 2nd, 1906: High School Football Player’s Amateur Status Questioned

On Friday, November 2nd, 106 years ago, this was the sports page of the Washington Times.