Updates from the Blog

These are updates from Ghosts of DC.

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Ghosts of DC is Going Offline

Don't worry! It's just for this week ... phew. Mr. Ghost needs a little breather this week to celebrate his own birthday. After 1,195 posts,...
July 4th fireworks, Washington, D.C. - July 4th, 2008

Happy Fourth of July GoDCers!

Enjoy your day celebrating the Fourth of July! Source: Library of Congress
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Partners in Preservation … Don’t Forget to Vote!

Preserving our history and heritage is really important. That's one of the reasons why I started this blog last year. Partners in Preservation is holding...
Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. by John Muller

Vote for an Original GoDCer and Help Him Out!

John Muller has been an avid and early supporter of Ghosts of DC, contributing a few posts of his own. He wrote an excellent book...
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Why Is It Named K Street?

Do you know why it's called K Street? You may not know the history of K St., but we dug up some interesting archival footage...
Redwood Treehouse

GoDC is Killing My Productivity!

I've been receiving an increasing number of emails from GoDCers in the past few weeks, so thanks for reaching out! And, sorry to those...
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Peoples Drug Store, 14th & U." A nighttime view of the store seen here and here and here. Your headquarters for "tar bags."

OMG 900th Post! … People’s Drug in the 1920s

For our 900th post (OMG!), we are sharing this series of amazing old photos of People's Drug Store No. 3. This store was at...
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Behind the Scenes at Ghosts of DC

The work we do behind the scenes isn't terribly difficult, but it is ridiculously time consuming, especially the longer posts in "Three Things..." or "If Walls...
dude on metro in costume (via andrescavelier.posterous.com)

Top 10 Ghosts of D.C. Halloween Costumes

We would be doing GoDCers a disservice if we did not compile a list of the top five GoDC-related customers for Halloween. These are...
Washington circa 1910. "Congress Heights Dramatic Club." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. (Shorpy)

Time For Another Break … and Sleeping Beauty

GoDC is 450 posts in now and we're going to take this next week off to recharge. Hopefully you won't miss us too much....
Fourth of July fireworks in 2008 (Library of Congress)

Happy Fourth of July and Happy Six-Month Birthday to GoDC!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! ... and happy six-month birthday to Ghosts of DC. Enjoy your day off. Related articles Old Photo Friday: Women’s Suffrage Parade in...
1909 panoramic view of Washington (Library of Congress)

143 Days In … Time For a Break

Since we started way back (seems like way back) on January 4th, we have put up 336 blog posts about this city. For 143...
Chuck Brown (1936-2012)

Gonzaga, Sidwell Friends, St. Albans and Farewell to a Local Legend

It's Saturday, the Nats lost again, the Caps are not in the playoffs and there are a lot of tourists clogging up the metro....
Washington Capitals (rocktheredpitt.blogspot.com)

Let’s go CAPS!

Today is the 133rd day of the year and it's also the day the Caps can advance to the conference finals. Sleezy 14th Street Porno...

First to Answer This Question Gets a GhostsofDC.org T-Shirt

Okay ... trivia time to kick off the Saturday update! The first person to either post on our Facebook wall or Tweet the answer to...
Ghosts of DC store

Love the Blog? Get a T-Shirt and Show Your Friends

Obviously I have an obsession with this blog, otherwise I wouldn't be doing this. But do you love the blog? If you do, you...
Washington streetcar circa 1890 (Library of Congress)

History Nerd? Submit to the D.C. Historical Studies Conference Today!

I am a self avowed history nerd. And I love Washington ... I think that is abundantly clear. Recently, at the Historical Society of Washington,...
First Ghosts of DC shirt ... Officer Sprinkle was a badass

The Bambino, Beer, The Tivoli, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Our First...

I'm feeling pretty good about this week. It looks like we had some decent posts this week, with few duds ... or at least...
Officer Sprinkle

Officer Sprinkle, Opium, Murder, Suicide, Herbert Hoover, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee...

Our first full week with the new design and it was quite a success. We had a strong week on the blog with a...
District of Columbia flag (via Flickr)

Three Months In and a New Look for Ghosts of DC

Whoa, what happened to Ghosts of DC? Well, we are redesigning the site in celebration of three months being online. Yep, that's right ......

What You Missed This Week

It was slower on the blog because I was out of town for the better part of the week. Thankfully, I had a little...