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Tag: 1940s

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Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., former mayor of Baltimore, talks on March 28, 1961, at the White House with President John Kennedy after taking the oath to become a member of the Federal Renegotiation Board. Mrs. D’Alesandro and their daughter, Nancy (left), are in the background.

Baltimore Mayor Protests Future Dulles Airport (1949)

This is a great story to cross-post with our sister site, Ghosts of Baltimore. Airline traffic was getting too heavy for National Airport to handle by the end of the 1940s. The region’s second airport was Friendship International Airport (now

Evacuating Materials from the Library of Congress

We are grateful for the picture below, since so many of the amazing images on this site come via the Library of Congress! In December 1941, as a precautionary measure, about 5,000 boxes of materials from the Library of Congress

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View of 13th Street in 1940s

Here’s a great old photo that we found at the Library of Congress. It shows a large group of people on 13th St. Source: Library of Congress

Pearl Ginsburg refused to have her boardinghouse rent raised

Photos of 1940s Boarding House Living

What was life like living in a Washington boarding house during World War II? Here is a series of photos showing the life of young men and women in their communal living arrangements.

Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn

V-J Day Jubilation at the White House

What a terrific scene, the likes of which most of us don’t understand. August 14th, 1945 was Victory of Japan day and the final end of World War II. This photo captures the excitement and jubilation of people in front

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