Government Printing Office

Long-distance view of the Government Printing Office on the northwest corner of North Capitol and G Streets NW showing structures in the 600 block of North Capitol and a streetcar heading south on North Capitol.

Giant Government Printing Office Building in 1909

Here is a really cool old photo of the Government Printing Office off of North Capitol St. Source: Dig DC Don’t miss this great story that we wrote about a man who worked at the GPO...
1906 photo of the Government Printing Office

The “Largest Printing Office in the World” … in 1916

Thanks to the GoDC Editor-in-Chief Tom for letting me drop in and contribute again. I have a number of topics to tick off, so let’s get to it! Back in 2012, there was a little post...
1914 Raush & Lang electric vehicle (Smithsonian)

U.S. House Bans Joy Rides in Government Automobiles

Amid the implosion of yet another DC council member this week¬†(what part of public trust don’t you guys understand?), it’s only apropos to post a story like this. Sadly, our outrage is not something unique, as...
1320 Florida Ave. NE - the Sprinkle family home

They Were Neighbors: Officer Sprinkle Lived Here

To satisfy your hunger for more Officer Sprinkle, I took a look into where he lived in 1900. At the time, he was 34 years old, had been married to his wife Teresa for 10 years...
Miss Ann O'Connell (1924)

They Were Neighbors: Annie O’Connell and The Irish Block

Every time I see an old photo like this on Shorpy, I want to know more about the person staring back at me. Where did they live? What was their occupation? Who were their family members?...