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Franklin Square in the snow - April 9th, 1889

Three Stories About Franklin Square

Franklin Square is one of the biggest city square parks in the city, at 4.79 acres. 1. Natural spring water supplies the White House Did you know that Franklin Square, once called Fountain Square,...
concert on the South Lawn in 1921

Awesome Then and Now: Concerts on the South Lawn, 1921 and 2009

We’re on a roll here with these photos, especially with ones of the White House. Here’s one of a concert given by the United States Marine Corps Band on the South Lawn. The photo...
Visitors waiting in line to shake hands with the President (circa 1921)

Visitors Wait For Hours to Shake President Coolidge’s Hand

Times sure were different. Check out this photo of a massive crowd pushing their way into the White House. They’re all waiting just to shake the hand of President Calvin Coolidge.
Major Russell Harrison and Harrison children--Baby McKee and sister on goat cart

The Harrison Grandchildren on a Goat Cart at the White House

Here is something you are highly unlikely to see today. Kids on the South Lawn, riding a goat cart. Quaint.
State, War and Navy Building

View of the State, War and Navy Building From the Rose Garden

What a terrific old photo of the State, War and Navy Building around the turn of the century.
Policeman standing guard at entrance to White House

Standing Guard at the White House

Here’s a great photo from around the turn of the century. It’s of a policeman, standing guard in front of the White House, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Four adults and six children, from Passaic, N.J., picket the White House following President Coolidge's refusal to listen to their complaints about wage cuts in the textile industry

Children Protesting Wages at the White House

This is a photograph from the Library of Congress, circa 1926. Definitely not something you’re likely to see these days.

Southeast Garden at the White House in 1921

Wow … another amazing shot. This one is colorized from 1921, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Incredible details. Thank you Library of Congress!
White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)

In Search of a Real White House Ghost

A great article in the Washington Post from November 2nd, 1902 is very apropos for this blog, or at least the name of the blog. We don’t really write about ghosts stories, except for...