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A Look Back: A Photo of the Government Printing Office on North Capitol St.
Take a look back at a really cool old photo of the Government Printing Office off of North Capitol St. Don't miss this great story about a man who worked at the GPO and his family!
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The Government Printing Office: World's Largest Printing Office in 1916
Learn about the impressive Government Printing Office, once the world's largest printing office in 1916. Explore the documents, photos and history of the GPO, and its role in making US diplomatic relations more transparent.
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The Eternal Automobile Question: Cornelius Ford and the Misuse of Government Funds in 1914
Amid the implosion of yet another DC council member, it's only apropos to post a story like this. Cornelius Ford was nominated in 1913 to head up the Government Printing Office. In 1914, he was accused of misusing government funds for an automobile. Our outrage should never wane, as each time it should get even worse.
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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 and had been working for the Washington police force for the same amount of time. The Sprinkle family lived at 1320 Florida Ave. NE, in the Trinidad neighborhood, just outside of the boundary of old Washington city. Zillow...
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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? Who were their neighbors? I started this blog eight weeks ago (wow, feels a lot longer than that) with the intention of focusing on stories of regular Washingtonians. We’ve had the chance to meet some interesting...
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