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What was Washington, D.C. like in the 1930s? Take a look at our great posts with stories, people, photos, and history about the District from the thirties.

Check Out These Old Apartment Ads from 1932 - The Washington Post
Take a look back in time with these amazing apartment advertisements from July 3rd, 1932. These were printed in The Washington Post and feature buildings that still stand today. We've got more amazing listings to share later this week - stay tuned!
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Exploring the Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill in 1930s Washington, D.C.
Take a look back at the 1930s Mayflower Coffee Shop and Grill in Washington, D.C., with a photo from the Library of Congress and an advertisement from The Washington Post.
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Uncovering Rare Footage of the Washington Senators During Spring Training in 1931 and 1934
Check out this rare footage of the Washington Senators during spring training in 1931 and 1934. We found these at the Moving Image Research Collection at the University of South Carolina. Watch now!
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Visibility Zero Unless You Lend Your Binoculars to the Navy: Exploring the Posters of the WPA
Explore the unique posters of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) from 1936 to 1943, including the one below which shows the Navy asking to borrow your binoculars to help prevent attacks at sea. View 907 digitized posters at the Library of Congress!
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Explore the National Cathedral's Construction Through Vintage Photos
Take a look back in time with these vintage photos of the National Cathedral under construction during 1932-1933. See the progress of this iconic structure and explore an important part of US history.
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Uncovering the Life of White House Police Officer Roland Ford
Digging through the Library of Congress archives, we uncovered the life of Roland Ford, a White House police officer. Learn more about his life and his connection to President Roosevelt in this post.
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A Glimpse into Washington in the 1930s: A Short Film
Take a look back in time with this short film of Washington in the 1930s. Learn more about the city's history with Ghosts of DC. Watch the video now!
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Uncovering the Past: A Look at a Historic Map from the Harvard University Online Archives
Explore a piece of history with a fascinating map from the Harvard University online archives. Take a look back to explore the District of Columbia in the late 1800s.
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William Andrew Johnson: The Former Slave Who Visited President Roosevelt at the White House
William Andrew Johnson, a former slave of President Andrew Johnson, was a guest at the White House when he visited President Franklin Roosevelt. Read the incredible story of his meeting with President Roosevelt, as well as details from his life before and after the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Exploring D.C. History Through a 1937 Map of Neighborhood Boundaries
Take a journey through D.C. history with this 1937 map of neighborhood boundaries. Learn more about the city's past and explore the changes that have taken place over the years.
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