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Capitol Dome (1861)

A Great Start: 7 Days, 26 Posts, 150 Followers and Sleep Deprivation

This has been a great first week. With the help of my wife, I came up with the name Ghosts of D.C. on Monday and by Wednesday, the blog up and running with the...

Faces of Yesterday: Dime Messenger Service Boys of D.C. (1912)

This is a great one for “Faces of Yesterday” … this group of young boys worked as Dime Messenger Service boys, with their headquarters at 1228 H St. NW. Lewis Hine, the American sociologist...

Bystanders Whipped the Brutal Fellow (1892)

I’m doing a little early morning research and this one from January 11th, 1892 caught my eye. Frank Rowler, a messenger boy, was assaulted in Crowley’s oyster house, on the Avenue, late Saturday night,...