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Congressman Joseph G. Cannon (Wikipedia)

In Hotel Lobbies: Speaker Cannon Comments on Congressional Recess

Congressman Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois is considered by many as the most powerful Speaker of the House in American history. From 1903 to 1911 he was a congressman from Illinois, presiding over the United States...
Buffalo Bill (1903)

In Hotel Lobbies: Buffalo Bill at the Willard Hotel

I’ve come across a mountain of great society columns in old Washington Β Posts titled “In Hotel Lobbies.” This is going to make for some great material, so I’m kicking off a new category with the same...
1924 World Series program

The Senators Are In the World Series! (1924)

The eternally woeful Washington Senators were headed to the World Series in October of 1924 to face the New York Giants. Actually, during the 1920s, they were not that woeful. In fact, they were one of...

Washington Streetcar Videos from 1903 and 1941

This was a pretty cool find on YouTube. It looks like this takes place looking northwest on Pennsylvania Ave, maybe around 12th St. You can see the Willard Hotel in the background. The postal worker dumps...