Georgetown

M Street in 1959

View Down M Street in 1959

This is a terrific photo, courtesy of DDOT. Source: Flickr user ddotphotos
Washington, D.C. Georgetown ferry-boat carrying wagons, and Aqueduct Bridge beyond, from rocks on Mason's Island (Library of Congress)

Civil War Photo of Georgetown Ferry Boat

Wow. What amazing detail in this photograph. Click on it to view the larger version (and you’ll probably spend about 15 minutes staring at it).
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.
Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you’ve set foot in an Apple Store … and if you live in Georgetown, it was likely the one at 1229 Wisconsin Ave....
View of Georgetown D.C.

View of Georgetown, D.C. in the 1850s

This is a great view of what Georgetown looked like in the 1850s.
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...
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Three Women Take Revenge Against Special Policeman

This likely was a scene of great amusement for any who were able to witness it. This is an article from August 9th, 1894 in the Washington Post. Three irate women with horse whips and a...
C&O Canal in 1860

1860 Photograph of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

This is a nice contribution by GoDCer Allan. Below is a shot of the C&O Canal, taken by Mathew Brady, taken in 1860.

Bird’s Eye View of the National Capital in 1883

I love this. Click on it for some amazing detail. Get ready to waste a lot of time studying this image, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The Poor Kids of Georgetown

I know it’s probably hard to imagine, but Georgetown wasn’t always the bastion of Washington’s wealthy. Back in the 1930s many working class and even poor families lived in the neighborhoods now mostly occupied by lawyers,...
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