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Georgetown students in 1895

Photo of Georgetown College Students in 1895

How things stay the same. Check out the faces and expressions of these young men. These guys aren't that different from these guys about 40...

The Greatest Commencement Addresses in Washington, DC, Ever

It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This...

Horse Thief Shoots at Georgetown University Stableman?

This is a bizarre piece that we found in The Washington Post from January 12th, 1900. Considerable excitement was aroused in the corridors of Georgetown University...
Healy Hall in 1940

Healy Hall in Brick? … Nevermind

Is this right? We need your help. We're doing a little pre-posting for the next week and came across this fascinating photo. It appears...
Georgetown University 1918 Advertisement

Georgetown University Advertisement in 1918

Check this out. We dug this up in the Washington Times, printed on September 5th, 1918. Source: Library of Congress
Georgetown baseball game

Georgetown University Baseball Game (1911)

Who doesn't love a good game of baseball? Here's a great shot of a game being played on the Georgetown University grounds in 1900. Source:...
Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, presents an honorary degree to Governor William S. Flynn of Rhode Island at the Georgetown University commencement. Pictured, left to right: Pierce Butler, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; President Coolidge; John B. Creeden, S.J., President of Georgetown University; Governor Flynn; Walter J. O'Connor, University Registrar; and Andrew L. Bouwhuis, S.J.

Photo of Georgetown University Commencement in 1924

Here's a cool shot of the graduating class of 1924, taken from above. Source: Georgetown University Library And here's President Coolidge presenting an honorary degree to...
The Hall was named for Thomas Copley, S.J. (ca. 1595-1652). Among its many external decorations is a large Latin inscription on its middle gable which reads: 'Moribus Antiquis Res Stat Loyolaea Virisque.' This has been translated as: 'Loyola’s Fortune Still May Hope To Thrive, If Men and Mold Like Those of Old Survive.' The south gable bears the family crest of St. Ignatius Loyola who founded the Society of Jesus, the lily of the seal of the University of Paris where he was educated, and the seal of the Society of Jesus.

Georgetown’s Copley Hall in 1931

Here is a photo of the new Copley Hall in 1931. Source: Georgetown University Library
Members of Georgetown University’s track team, complete with running shoes, pose somewhat incongruously in front of the card catalog in Riggs Library

Sweet Georgetown Track Uniforms

Where can I get a sweet outfit like this? These polished gentlemen are not prisoners ... they're members of the Georgetown University track team...

Classic 1937 Photo! Georgetown Student Gives the Middle Finger

I love this. Add some color, put it on Instagram or Facebook, and this happens today. Things never change. Source: Georgetown University Library
Georgetown University from observatory (Library of Congress)

Scandal: Georgetown Dean’s Assistant Arrested for Embezzlement

That might be a headline that tricks you (if you're not a frequent GoDC reader), but this was a juicy article we came across...
Georgetown University from observatory (Library of Congress)

Incredible Early 20th Century Photo of Georgetown University

This is an amazing old photograph with incredible detail. This was dug up in the Library of Congress archives.
Healy Hall at Georgetown University (source: The Bully Pulpit)

Prank Kills Georgetown Student

This is a tragic story we came across in the Washington Post, from November 19th, 1912. This is the story of prank gone horribly...
five Georgetown baseball players in 1928

Georgetown Hoya Baseball Five

What a great baseball moment, frozen in time. The photo shows five Georgetown baseball players in 1928.

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