Tag: 1960s

Kennedy throwing out the first pitch in 1962

Kennedy Throws Out First Pitch at 1962 All-Star Game

Check out this great photo from the 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was held at the new D.C. Stadium (now RFK).

Kennedy and the National Symphony Orchestra

Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on...

Senate Raises Debt Ceiling to $315 Billion

This is a headline that's still apropos today. Though, I'll go out on a limb here and say that the rancor is far worse...
Delta Airlines advertisement

Fly to Houston on Delta

This is an advertisement in The Washington Post, from November 22nd, 1963. You could fly to Houston from Friendship (now BWI) for only $81.15 plus...
Crystal House advertisement

Unrivaled Crystal House With Rent at $119 a Month

Not a bad deal. Two-bedroom for $175 per month back in 1963. This advertisement was in The Washington Post on November 22nd, 1963. The...
Kennedy and Erhard when JFK visited West Germany in 1962

German Chancellor State Visit to White House on November 25th, 1963

On Friday, 50 years ago, The Washington Post printed this article detailing the upcoming state visit of West Germany's Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard. Washingtonians...
Jackie Kennedy

11/22/63: Foreshadowing Prayer Printed in Morning Washington Post

In scanning The Washington Post for November 22nd, 1963, I came across this small prayer, printed that day in section D8. It was a small...

A Regular Friday Morning 50 Years Ago

Everyone else is going to be covering the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination and there will be no shortage of stories about it. Here...
Congressman Donald Rumsfeld in 1969

1966 Op-Ed by Congressman Donald Rumsfeld

Some of you may not know or remember that Donald Rumsfeld was once a Congressman from Illinois, representing the 13th district. He was elected...

The Doors Visit Jefferson Memorial

How cool is this old photo? I'm not sure when this was taken. Clearly some time in the 1960s. Maybe you guys can help? Source:...
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28th, 1963)

Incredible Crowd Photos from 1963 March on Washington

This is an incredible series of photos of the massive crowd gathered in the city for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and...

Great Photo of Young Soldiers at Vietnam Protest

This is a terrific photo that deserved its own post. It really adds a human element to the protest. These are basically just kids...
neo-Nazis picket the White House (1965)

Neo-Nazis Picket White House in Favor of Vietnam War

This is another photo from the turbulent 1960s that we found in the Penn State Special Collections archive. It shows a group of neo-Nazis...
March on Washington against the war in Vietnam (21-22 October, 1967)

Incredible Photos of 1967 March on Pentagon Against the Vietnam War

Check out this incredible series of photos from 1967. These show the protests organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in...
14th and U Street in 1960

Night Photo of 14th and U Streets in 1960

What a cool photo courtesy of the Smithsonian. This is a shot of U St. in 1960. If I'm not mistaken, this is looking...

Jackie Kennedy’s Country Estate in Middleburg

The old Kennedy estate, Wexford, is for sale and you can have it for a cool $11 million. We came across this cool story...
Woodward & Lothrop (1963)

50 Years Ago: Woodward and Lothrop Advertisement

We're getting close to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. In days before, we're digging through the newspapers to see what was happening in...
proposed Metro map in 1966

Unrealized Vision for Metro in 1966

As with any massive public project, Metro was full of contentious debates and heated arguments. Ultimately, we know where we ended up, but back...
Capitol Park Townhouses advertisement

50 Years Ago Today: Capitol Park Townhouses Advertisement

This is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963 -- exactly 50 years ago today. It's so sad that developers...

Best Lobster Dinner Ever!

Oh man, check this out. Can you make up a caption for this? Source: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
View from a Lockheed Elektra on approach to Washington National in 1967. The Watergate complex is under construction to the left and the Kennedy Center to the right.

Amazing Photo of Watergate and Kennedy Center Construction from the Air

This is such a great find. We came across this while checking out our favorite Facebook page, Old Time D.C. This is...