Tag: 1900s

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

If Walls Could Talk: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

I'm missing tonight's slow braised pork shank, but a deal's a deal (if you're reading this on Friday, I wrote this Thursday...
Mrs. Bliven Featured

This Ain’t Your Regular Soccer Mom

This photograph from 1908 caught my eye. It is of 28-year-old Mary A. Bliven (wife of Frank S. Bliven) and Bertha, her 7-year-old daughter,...
Newbro's Herpicide advertisement with Annie Oakley (1905)

Annie Oakley’s Dandruff

Here's an odd one. I found an advertisement in the April 30th, 1905 Washington Post which featured Annie Oakley. Apparently she had some problems...
Buffalo Bill (1903)

In Hotel Lobbies: Buffalo Bill at the Willard Hotel

I've come across a mountain of great society columns in old Washington  Posts titled "In Hotel Lobbies." This is going to make for some...
Half-length portrait of Charles Moran, baseball player for the American League Washington Senators, standing at South Side Park which was located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois.

Washington Senators Secure Moran of Georgetown

The front page of the Washington Times reported a big local signing in December of 1902 for the Washington Senators. They had inked the...
150 Rhode Island Ave. NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Seaton at 150 Rhode Island Ave....

I received an email from a reader saying she learned of Ghosts of DC through this post on Big Bear Cafe. She kindly asked...
Smithsonian Castle (1900)

The Smithsonian Castle … Lazy Saturday Afternoon Photo Share

Bad weather keeping you inside? Me too ... maybe you're having a beer at Toledo Lounge, Meridian Pint or Church Key (make sure you...

Film Footage of President McKinley’s Inauguration

Chalk this up to our incredible Library of Congress. A silent film by Thomas Edison, shot on March 4th, 1901 at the Capitol. This...
Old Post Office (1900)

Amazing Photo of the Old Post Office

Here's a cool short post to end this Friday. I was scanning Shorpy and came across this photograph. I think it's amazing. The building...
Rock Creek Park stone bridge - Beach Drive

Then and Now: Boulder Bridge, Rock Creek Park … and Meet...

If you've spent any time in Rock Creek Park, you have seen or crossed over this bridge. Below is a little history on it...
Popular Lieutenant Sprinkle of the 5th precinct (1914)

Officer Sprinkle: Captured Geronimo, Accused Bootlegger, and Bodyguard to President Wilson

A couple of reader comments about an Officer Sprinkle in this earlier post piqued my interest in finding out a little more about the...
Coke Dandruff Cure

Coke Dandruff Cure (1902)

This is a wild advertisement that I came across in The Evening Times (back then they'd publish the paper a couple times each day)....

What Happened to the Electric Car? Buy a Rauch and Lang...

Here's a great old advertisement from the Sunday Washington Times, on Halloween, 1909. Interested in buying an electric car? Well it'll only take $1,500...
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Teddy Roosevelt Outside the White House [VIDEO]

Mark this down as something you'll never see today. The President is just walking out of the White House grounds ... alone. Let's be...
North Columbia Heights development plots

Street Car Extensions and a Columbia Heights Building Boom (1902)

I came across a great advertisement for plots in Columbia Heights. It dates back from July 20th, 1902. A few obvious differences...
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President Theodore Roosevelt’s Inaugural Ceremony (1905)

Now this is a great one from the vaults of the Library of Congress. I found this on YouTube (of course). There's no sound,...

Washington Streetcar Videos from 1903 and 1941

This was a pretty cool find on YouTube. It looks like this takes place looking northwest on Pennsylvania Ave, maybe around 12th St. You...