Old Ads & Classifieds

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

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, make sure to pass this along. Does anyone recognize the buildings in...

Vitamon Tablets for Female Beauty and Male Power

Check out this bizarre advertisement from January 8th, 1922. Source: Library of Congress
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 a month! Source: Library of Congress
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. I’m assuming this is from New York.
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