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Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Patrick Brennan, son of the Minister of Ireland, and Mrs. Brennan." Or something like that. One of a series of photographs depicting children of various diplomats speaking from their homes to a radio audience. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Little Irish Diplomat Gives Radio Address

Bizarre title? Check out this great pic of the Irish Minister’s son (and cat) giving a brief radio address from his home. Yes, really. The post even reported on it back in December 1938. Christmas Broadcast...
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Franklin Roosevelt: No Marrying Foreign Aliens

For this last post, let us turn to the December 2, 1936 copy of the Washington Post. In this article, we observe a great tongue-in-cheek opening line (a nod to various failed multilateral trade initiatives, notably...
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A Canadian in Dupont Circle

I was going to go with a title about Canadians coming in peace this time, but I did not want to re-start the old β€œwho burned down the White House?” argument all over again. Indeed, Canada...
Countess de la Rocca in 1914

A Brief Introduction, the Countess, and the “Lovely Visitor from Canada”

This is the first guest post by Jason R. This blog is about “uncovering stories that have long been forgotten.” It is about knowing a β€œlittle more” about the community we find ourselves in. I know...