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Stories about famous people and places in Washington, D.C.

What Did National Airport Look Like in 1941?
Washington's new airport opened for business in June 1941. This series of detailed photos shows what flying was like 80 years ago, more glamorous, quaint, and dressed up.
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Early Proposed Drawings of the Library of Congress
Some amazing old drawings of what our Library of Congress could have looked like.
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Take a Look at the Magazine Rack at National Airport in 1941
Take a look at a cool old photo of the magazine rack at National Airport when it opened in 1941. Plus, explore some more old photos and read three great stories from the airport!
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Exploring the Fascinating History of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC
Check out this fascinating old stereographic photo of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Learn more about its history from John DeFerrari's blog and Ghosts of DC. Explore now!
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Who Was Involved in the Watergate Scandal?
Remember the names of those involved in the Watergate scandal? In August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned before being impeached.
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The Father of Parks: Charles C. Glover and His 50th Wedding Anniversary
Charles C. Glover was a prominent banker, philanthropist, and backer of the City Beautiful movement in Washington during the 1880s-1930s. Read about his 50th wedding anniversary article in the Washington Post and his predictions for the future of the city.
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A Rare Look at Bill Clinton Delivering Georgetown's Commencement Speech in 1980
Take a rare look back in time at the then-governor of Arkansas, and Georgetown graduate, Bill Clinton delivering the commencement speech at Georgetown for the graduating class of 1980.
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A Historical Look at the Old Post Office Pavilion, Now the Waldorf Astoria
Take a look at the Old Post Office Pavilion, now the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. Learn how the building's ownership and purpose have changed over the years.
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Tracing the Construction of the Arts and Industries Building on the Mall in Washington, DC
Take a journey through time and explore the construction of the Arts and Industries Building on the Mall in Washington, DC. From the 1879 photo to the 1878 rendering to the finished product, see it all!
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What a Lovely Old Photo of the Smithsonian Castle in 1856
Take a look back in time at this beautiful 1856 photo of the Smithsonian Castle. Click to see incredible details from Ghosts of DC.
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