Old Ads & Classifieds

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

Washington Nationals 1912

Oh, You Nationals! Keep It Up, Boys!

What a fun old print from The Washington Times printed on June 18th, 1912.
Chevy Chase ad in 1922

Chevy Chase Terrace: Washington’s Most Exclusive Residential Park

Above is an advertisement from The Washington Herald from October 21st, 1922 showing Chevy Chase.
Baltimore Sun - November 12th, 1845

For Sale: 460 Acres of Land on Rock Creek

Here is an old classified advertisement from The Baltimore Sun, printed on November 12th, 1845. In the ad, you'll see some interesting property for sale,...
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Kenny Rogers Live at the Capital Centre the Day Iran Fell

Sweet concert! This is an ad in The Washington Post on February 11th, 1979 for a Kenny Rogers concert. Almost 35 years ago, this was...

1900 Ad for Washington Brewing Company

Check out this cool beer ad from 1900. Golden Hop ... yum.
Fisks' burial cases - 1853

1853 Ad for Air-Tight Burial Cases

Here's a fascinating old advertisement sent in by a GoDCer. Nancy sent in an old ad for her great-great grandfather's business. Source: GoDCer Nancy
American Service Center advertisement

Mercedes-Benz Advertisement in 1961

Check out this old advertisement from The Washington Post. It was printed on June 23rd, 1961, and you can still go to 585 N. Glebe...
adult entertainment ads

Seedy 1970s Adult Entertainment Business

The District had a much darker underbelly in the 1970s and 1980s, including a number of adult theaters in the area. Just check out...
personal advertisements

Personals: Missing Wife, Dyspepsia, and Cure Your Cocaine Habit

How odd are these old personal ads. I suspect you can imagine some of these on Craigslist today. I'm especially intrigued by the first...
Washington Post - March 29th, 1936

Colonial Village Park-and-Shop

Here's and old ad from 1936 showing a neighborhood that we haven't yet shared with you -- Colonial Village.
Washington Post - August 5th, 1928

36th and Veazey, North Cleveland Park Advertisement (1928)

Here's an old ad from the roaring 20s.
Washington Post - August 25th, 1929

1929 Ad for Chevy Chase Gardens Homes

Here's an old advertisement for Chevy Chase Gardens.

Kennedy and the National Symphony Orchestra

Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on...
Delta Airlines advertisement

Fly to Houston on Delta

This is an advertisement in The Washington Post, from November 22nd, 1963. You could fly to Houston from Friendship (now BWI) for only $81.15 plus...
Crystal House advertisement

Unrivaled Crystal House With Rent at $119 a Month

Not a bad deal. Two-bedroom for $175 per month back in 1963. This advertisement was in The Washington Post on November 22nd, 1963. The...
1907 advertisement for Silver Spring Park

1907 Silver Spring Park Advertisement

What a cool old advertisement for Silver Spring Park, printed in The Washington Times on July 14th, 1907.
1906 Bloomingdale advertisement

Bloomingdale Home for $300 Cash and $20 Monthly

Here's an advertisement for Bloomingdale homes from April 15th, 1906. This was printed in The Washington Times. Here are those Bloomingdale homes today.
advertisement for The Toronto - 1920

Dupont Circle Apartment for $45 Monthly Payment

How would you like to live right off of Dupont Circle for $45 per month? Not a bad deal. This advertisement from Sunday, August...

Houses for Rent Listings (1907)

Our apartment directory listings from 1911 and 1914 were immensely popular, so we dug up another one to share with GoDCers. Here's one from...
Hawkins Motors advertisement in 1931

Hawkins Motors at 1529 14th Street

We received an email the other day from Stuart asking about 1529 14th St. NW, now the location of the Matrix. After a quick...
Woodward & Lothrop (1963)

50 Years Ago: Woodward and Lothrop Advertisement

We're getting close to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. In days before, we're digging through the newspapers to see what was happening in...