Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Washington, D.C. newspapers.

Connecticut Avenue Highlands advertisement in 1910

1910 Ad for Connecticut Ave. Highlands (Cleveland Park)

Here's a cool old advertisement for Connecticut Avenue Highlands, now known as Cleveland Park. Click on the ad for a larger version to read...
1921 ad for Columbia Heights homes

1921 Ad for Columbia Heights Homes

Here is an old advertisement for real estate in Columbia Heights. This was printed on Saturday, November 12th, 1921 in The Washington Times. Using the...
REO Speed Wagon advertisementvideo

REO Speedwagon Wasn’t Just a Band

I never thought about looking into the origin of REO Speedwagon's band name, but alas, coming across this old advertisement in The Washington Post from...
3904 Legation St. NW

Chevy Chase Home: $15K to $1.1 Million in 93 Years

Here's a beautiful old home in Chevy Chase advertised for sale in the Sunday, November 6th, 1921 edition of The Washington Herald. It was listed...

Big Mac’s Golden Garter: 1960’s Capitol Hill Go-Go Bar

We received a great tweet from @capitolization a while ago and wanted to do a little digging into the history of the Golden Garter...
1926 Brookland real estate advertisement

Brookland Real Estate Ad from 1926

Here is a terrific old advertisement for real estate in Brookland. This was printed in The Washington Post on Sunday, May 2nd, 1926.

Awesome Detailed 1932 Apartment Listings

This is so cool. Make sure you click on it for greater details and scan through the whole thing. See any buildings that you...
The Parkside - 1702 Summit Pl. NW

Sunday Apartment Listings in 1932

Oh, things sure were different. Check out these great apartment advertisements from July 3rd, 1932. These were printed in The Washington Post. Below is an ad...
real estate listings - July 21st, 1916

D.C. Apartment Listings in 1916; $10.50 Per Month!

We came across some old real estate listings from The Washington Post, printed on July 21st, 1916. The last few times that we posted listings,...
Wesley Heights -1891

1891 Ad for Wesley Heights Real Estate

Check out this great old advertisement from The Washington Post in 1891.
The Washington Herald - August 31st, 1919

Institute for Physical Development on E Street

Here are two old advertisements from 1919 that we dug up, featuring the Institute for Physical Development.  
Hillbrook advertisement 1918

Beautifully Located Hillbrook; 1918 Real Estate Advertisement

We've never featured Hillbrook, so here's our first item uncovered for the neighborhood. If you're from the area, or know someone that lives there,...

Vitamon Tablets for Female Beauty and Male Power

Check out this bizarre advertisement from January 8th, 1922. Mastin's Vitamon Tablets Source: Library of...
December 31st, 1949

Half-Century Advertisement Celebrating Washington Post (1950)

This is a cool New Year's advertisement that we found in The Washington Post December 31st, 1949. Click on it for a larger version.

Sheridan Circle: Gateway to Massachusetts Avenue Heights

Check out this advertisement from 1911 showing the beautiful development popping up around Sheridan Circle.
Howard University of 1919

Howard University Advertisement (1919)

Check out this great old advertisement that we dug up in The Washington Times from September 7th, 1919. Source: Library of Congress
1911 advertisement

1911 Ad for Homes on Spring Road; $38 Per Month

Can you recognize any of these homes? This is an advertisement printed in The Washington Times on November 18th, 1911. Can you imagine ... $38...
August 6th, 1922

1920s Ads for The Cairo Hotel

Here is a series of old advertisements for the great Cairo Building at 1615 Q St. NW.  
1952 Eastern Airlines ad

Eastern Airlines: 37 Flights Daily to Washington in 1952

Source: Duke University Libraries Here's a cool retro ad from the 1950s. It's an advertisement for Eastern Airlines with 37 daily flights to Washington, D.C....
Brickskeller cocktail waitress

Brickskeller Cocktail Waitress: Where the Action Is!

Want a job? Checking out the classifieds in The Washington Post on December 10th, 1968, you would have come across this one for a cocktail waitress...
3459 Macomb St. NW

1925 Ad for Macomb Street Home in Cleveland Park

What a beautiful home. I've driven by this home a few times, and it's amazing. Does anyone happen to know who lives there? Because, if...