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Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Childs Restaurant, 1423 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
An Analysis of the 1900 Washington Post Article on Horses and Automobiles
This analysis of a 1900 Washington Post article on the advent of automobiles shows a disregard for the new technology, with horse dealers even calling it a fad. A photo of 14th and Pennsylvania in 1918 shows both horses and automobiles.
The President's 40-horsepower White Model M steam-powered touring car. March 1909. Photographed on the White House grounds in the early days of the Taft administration. In the back is the State Department, now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. George Grantham Bain Collection.
No More Foreign Cars! They're an Abomination - A Look Back at the Hyperbole of 1909
Nearly 110 years ago, The Baltimore Sun published an opinion piece decrying foreign cars as an abomination and a detriment to the economy. Take a look back at the hyperbolic yet surprisingly familiar rhetoric of 1909 America.
Buick Ad
A Look Back at the 1913 Buick Motor Company Ad from the Washington Times
Take a look back at this 1913 Buick Motor Company ad from the Washington Times. The ad reads kind of like car ads we see on TV today - minus the horse references!
1950s car after accident
Identifying an Old Car from an Accident in DC - Can You Help?
We came across these beautiful photographs on Flickr of an old car that appears to be in need of repairs after an accident. Can you help us identify the model of this car? If you think you know, please post in the comments below!
Washington, D.C., 1916. "Post Office Department mail wagon." With a slogan we can all get behind. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Can You Identify This Spot from This 1916 Washington, DC Photo?
Take a guess at where this spot is in Washington, DC from this 1916 photo! See if you can identify it this weekend and get a glimpse into the past.
Driving Spots in the Washington Times - April 10th, 1915
A Look Back in Time: Photos of Popular Driving Spots in and Around Washington from April 10th, 1915
Take a look back in time with this series of photos from popular driving spots around Washington as seen in the Washington Times on April 10th, 1915.
traffic heading down Route 1 (1940)
A Picture of Traffic Heading Up Route 1 Towards Maryland - It Doesn't Look That Bad!
Get an interesting look at traffic heading up Route 1 towards Maryland - you might be surprised to see that it doesn't look that bad! Check out this photo from 1940 for a snapshot of what it looked like then.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway one-way hours (Wikipedia)
The History of the One-Way Rules on the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
Trace the history of the one-way rules on the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, from its start in 1938 to when it was extended in 1939. Learn how many policemen it takes to change it from two-way to one-way!
November 23, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co., Union Station." For the 1939 model year, Ford debuted a new brand called Mercury.
A Glimpse Back in Time: 1938 Ford and Mercury at Union Station
A look back in time to 1938 when Ford debuted its new brand, Mercury. Check out the amazing photo of the two cars side-by-side at Washington D.C.'s Union Station and the stylish men dressed up for the occasion.
January 5, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Traffic Director Eldridge inspecting new lights." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
The Rise of the Traffic Light Robber: Carjacking in 1927 Washington, D.C.
Read about the rise of a unique carjacker in 1927 Washington, D.C. What started as an idea on a walk down Massachusetts Avenue resulted in four robberies and one arrest. Discover the story of the Traffic Light Robber today!

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