Tag: videos


GoDCer Shares Film Footage of Washington in 1949

Check out this great footage out. This is from 1949, sent in by GoDCer Eric. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhrTaOIl5iI

Thompson’s Dairy in D.C.

Here's a cool documentary from YouTube on Thompson's Dairy, formerly on 11th St. near U St. Thanks to GoDCers Alex and Richard, U St....
President Roosevelt at NIHvideo

Rare Footage of FDR Dedicating the NIH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrVZblIYljo This is some great old footage of FDR dedicating the NIH back in 1940. Thanks to GoDCer Jeff for sending this in a while...
REO Speed Wagon advertisementvideo

REO Speedwagon Wasn’t Just a Band

I never thought about looking into the origin of REO Speedwagon's band name, but alas, coming across this old advertisement in The Washington Post from...

The Greatest Commencement Addresses in Washington, DC, Ever

It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This...

1921 Film of Italian General and Ambassador Visit to White House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhsboFeKvMQ We found this great old film footage at the Moving Image Research Collection at the University of South Carolina. It shows Italian Army General...

1930s Film of Washington Senators Spring Training

Check out this great film footage from 1931 showing the Washington Senators during spring training. We found these at the Moving Image Research Collection...

Great 1930s Film Footage of Washington, D.C.

Here's a great film of Washington in the 1930s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhlqMLGsGhA

Film of 1968 Washington Riots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avEa_cGNaKQ Here is an old film that we dug up at the National Archives. It's from 1968, showing the devastation of the riots following MLK's...
1633 North Capitol St. NEvideo

If Walls Could Talk: Super Liquor – House of Cards Edition

Like most of D.C., probably the country, we're obsessed with House of Cards. It's a little over the top, but sometimes that's the beauty...
President McKinley in Oakland (1901)video

1901 Film of President McKinley and Parade Going to Capitol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture...

Ford Motor Company’s 1922 Educational Film About Washington, D.C.

This is a really interesting film that we found at the National Archives. It was made by the Ford Motor Company in 1922. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOhJ5IUVj0o Source: U.S....
Knickerbocker Theater disastervideo

Footage of 1922 Knickerbocker Theatre Disaster Aftermath

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62ec3Ilgno Many of you will be familiar with these images from the Knickerbocker Theater disaster. We haven't yet written about it, but there's an excellent...
1925 Washington Senators

Great Film Footage of 1925 World Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_mZZ4MkqH0 Here's a cool find from YouTube. The Senators lost the World Series to the Pirates, after having won the year before. Can you tell...

Fascinating World War II U.S. Army Documentary About Alexandria

Now this is an interesting old film we found on YouTube. It's a bit long, but if you're from Alexandria, you'll find it entertaining...

Film of Day in the Life of 1930s D.C.

This is a really cool old film that we dug up at the U.S. National Archives. Check it out and see what landmarks you...
The Evening Star - 1906video

Snowy, Icy Morning Links

That snowstorm wasn't as bad as we thought. I was really hoping for a mini-Snowpocalypse. You? Here are your morning links GoDCers! Animals love snow: You...
Dulles Airport in 1962video

Opening Dedication Ceremony of Dulles Airport in 1962

The airport was dedicated by President Kennedy and former President Eisenhower, a $110 million federal project, largely driven during the latter's administration.

Kenny Rogers Live at the Capital Centre the Day Iran Fell

Sweet concert! This is an ad in The Washington Post on February 11th, 1979 for a Kenny Rogers concert. Almost 35 years ago, this was...

GoDC Links: Exploding Manhole Covers?

Here are your morning GoDC links ... Today is the 83rd birthday of our nation's first African-American Governor, Doug Wilder, who served from 1990 to...

Mantle vs. Killebrew Home Run Derby

Now this is a really cool old video that we uncovered on YouTube. It shows a home run derby between Mickey Mantle and Harmon...