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Uncovering the Johnson Family of Humbolt, Kansas: The Early Life of Baseball Legend Walter Johnson
Uncovering the Johnson Family of Humbolt, Kansas: We dug up a rare U.S. Census record from 1900 showing the family of 12-year-old Walter Johnson, who would eventually become one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. See the full page here!
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They Were Neighbors: 1940 U.S. Census Records from the Mayflower Hotel
Discover the residents of the Mayflower Hotel in 1940 with this collection of U.S. Census records from the same year. Click on each image to see a larger version and read through the names. Source: Ancestry.com.
1300 block of Corcoran St. NW
Echoes of Corcoran Street: Unraveling the Mysteries of 1890s Washington D.C.
Discover the intriguing history of Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Street in the 1890s. Dive deep into the lives of its residents, explore neighborhood feuds, and uncover genealogical gems lost to time. Experience the past through captivating stories and images, bringing to life the everyday Washingtonians of a bygone era.
The Northumberland (Wikipedia)
Rediscovering the Northumberland: A Glimpse into Its Storied Past and Prominent Residents
Explore the rich history of the Northumberland at 2039 New Hampshire Ave. NW, a striking example of early 20th-century architecture by Harry Wardman and Albert H. Beers. Discover its transformation from luxury apartments to Washington D.C.'s oldest self-managed cooperative, its notable residents including Congress members, and intriguing stories like Charles F. Benjamin's life.
Walter Spangenberg, captain in the Woodrow Wilson High School Cadet Corps at the school's Regimental Ball during WWII - October 1943 (Shorpy)
The Life and Times of Walter Spangenberg, Washingtonian and Naval Aviator
Get to know the life and times of Walter Spangenberg, a Washingtonian and Naval Aviator during WWII. Read about his journey from Wilson High School to the Korean War and beyond. Plus, see photos from the Library of Congress!
1940 U.S. Census
1940 Census: D.C. Was Bigger Than Today, Housed A "Hobo Jungle Camp"
The District's peacetime population exploded as government grew and workers - men and women - flocked to new jobs.  It was 1940.  Census employees hit the streets in April.  They determined that D.C. had grown rapidly.
Colorado Building at 14th and G St. NW
Washington D.C. Real Estate Dealer's Wild Divorce and Troubled Marriage
Learn the wild story of William F. Matteson, a real estate dealer in Washington D.C. who filed a divorce and two suits against his wife's lovers for the alleged alienation of her affections. Find out the results of the tumultuous legal battle and the drama that unfolded.
Chevy Chase Circle (Wikipedia)
3 Things You Didn't Know Happened at Chevy Chase Circle
Take a trip to the far reaches of the District and learn about 3 things you didn't know happened at Chevy Chase Circle: a tragic suicide, a cricket match, and a tornado!
Tivoli Theater (photo by Flickr user dbking)
If Walls Could Talk: Tivoli Theater Was "The Temple of the Arts"
Tivoli Theater at night You can’t walk past the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights and not admire it, imagining what the surrounding streets were like in the late 1920s. The arrival of Harry Crandall’s new theater was a big deal for the area and let’s not forget that just a couple of years earlier, his Knickerbocker Theatre was the site of the catastrophic roof collapse that killed 98 people. Here’s an article from the Washington Post on February 17th, 1924, before the...
Inside of lodging house and opium den in San Francisco, 1890s (Wikipedia)
Exploring the Opium Dens and Interracial Marriages of Washington's Chinatown in the Early 1900s
Take a journey back in time to explore the opium dens and interracial marriages of Washington DC's Chinatown in the early 1900s. Learn more about the people involved in this unique history in this Ghosts of DC article.

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