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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 in 1901. Source: Georgetown University Library

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 in the Washington Post from August 16th, 1903, almost 110 years ago. Buffalo, N. Y. Aug....
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 wrong at Georgetown University. Climbing out on a narrow ledge on the front of the Healey...
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.
Georgetown University advertisement - September 3rd, 1911 (Washington Times)

Georgetown University Tuition: $100

Are you getting ready to go back to school? Have you paid your tuition bill yet? In 1911, your tuition bill would have been $100 (not sure if that’s per semester or full year). Damn, that’s 33% more than Catholic...
Georgetown University football team in 1927 (source: georgetown.edu)

Georgetown Football Victory Wins Bride for Student

That football bet story, uncovered in the last post, about Marjorie Morris is too good not to look into, and sure enough, there’s an article about it titled “Hilltop Football Victory Wins Bride for Student.” Below is the Washington Post...
Medical students dissect a cadaver during the Civil War (National Museum of Civil War Medicine)

Body of Executed Man Sold for Parts

Jack, a GoDCer in Poolesville, sent over a series of great story ideas, mostly focused on the ghoulish and ghastly. This is an excellent candidate for best “From the Crazy Vault” post yet. Well done Jack, you dug up some...
Washington's Joe Judge sliding at home

Joe Judge: Washington’s First Baseman and “That Other Washington Monument”

To close out our week of baseball posts, we are going to highlight an old local baseball hero … one who you might not know. Joe Judge was Washington’s first baseman for almost 18 seasons, starting in 1915 up until...