Take a step back in time and explore these amazing Titanic and Carpathia ads from 1912. Discover the Washington residents aboard the ill-fated Atlantic crossing and the ship that rescued its survivors.
We haven't done a 'This Day in History' post in a while, so here is one from 1955. We take a look at National Airlines, one of the premier domestic airlines of the 1950s and 1960s, and their role in the Jet Age.
Discover how gas lighting & heating was financed in Washington, DC in 1906. Learn about the Washington Gas Light Co. and their role in the city since 1848. Plus, read a related article about gas ranges in 1916.
Explore the Palisades of the Potomac, a beautiful neighborhood located at the edge of the District of Columbia that was home to some of the wealthiest Washingtonians in the late 19th century. Learn more by viewing the 1890 advertisement!
Read about Washington Gas Company, formerly known as Washington Gas Light Company, and their 1916 gas range advertisement. Learn more about their service in the D.C. metropolitan area for close to 160 years.
Discover the strange history of Coke Dandruff Cure in Washington, D.C. at the turn of the century. Find out more about Henry Evans, a druggist on F St NW, and how he used cocaine as an ingredient in his dandruff cure. Explore the Carnegie Institution and its founding on January 28th, 1902.
Discover the 1902 advertisement for plots in Columbia Heights with a great real estate boom and $500,000 investment in houses. Learn about the extended streetcar lines, healthy living environment, and payment options for lots. Explore the impact of Fulton R. Gordon, a major real estate player in D.C.