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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 Killebrew. From our Wikipedia research, it looks like this was filmed in...

Bugler Plays Taps at Kennedy’s Funeral

Exactly 50 years ago today, JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Below is footage of the gun salute and the bugler playing taps.

Washington’s Faces of Yesterday [VIDEO]

Here’s the first video we’ve made in quite some time. It’s a complition of names and photos of regular Washingtonians who called the District their home between 1912 and 1942. P.S. Sorry for the typo in...
Rayful Edmond

Rayful Edmond: The Babe Ruth of Crack Dealing

Rayful Edmond III is an American former drug lord in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Edmond is largely credited with introducing crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C.
Harmon Killebrew shakes President Eisenhower's hand before a game in 1959 (Calvin Griffith in the middle)

Washington Senators Almost Move to Los Angeles [VIDEO]

Here is some more on the proposed move of the Washington Senators to Los Angeles (we wrote about this here). Thanks to GoDCer @doubleuefwhy for sharing this on Twitter.

1955 Home Movie of White House Visit

This is a great find from archive.org. We dug up an old home movie of a family’s visit to Washington and the White House. When you watch it, you’ll be shocked to see how different the...

Great American Station: Union Station [VIDEO]

Here is a good video we stumbled upon on YouTube. It was pulled together by Amtrak in 2008, on the occasion of the station’s 100th anniversary.

Video of Really Old Photographs of Washington

Here is an interesting video that we found, showing a collection of really old photos of D.C.  
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More 1950s Footage of D.C. Streetcars

Here’s another great video of the old D.C. streetcar system.
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Excellent 1950s Video of 82 Streetcar Line

This is some really cool old footage. It shows the 82 streetcar line running from Eckington, heading through northeast, up to Mount Rainier, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, and College Park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFCFILDOxs It’s really long, but well worth...

OMG! Retro Metro … This Informercial is Amazing

This. Is. Awesome. Thanks to GoDCer Harrison for sharing this. We first came across it on InTheCapital. Is this the best 70s video or what?
Members of the Republican baseball team of the House of Representatives parading around the field at American League Park

Republican Congressional Baseball Team Riding an Elephant … Seriously

This is a rather strange photo. It’s of the Republican Congressional baseball team parading around the field at American League Park. The photo was taken on May 3rd, 1926. Don’t forget to watch Ron Paul crank...
"When the Prince of Wales visits Washington" - Library of Congress

Prince of Wales Visits Washington

This is a drawing done by John T. McCutcheon for the 1919 visit of the Prince of Wales. The Library of Congress also had this great clip of him visiting Teddy Roosevelt’s grave. Below is the...

Why Is It Named Joint Base Andrews?

Do you know why it’s named Andrews Air Force Base? Who was Andrews? If you know, before reading this, you are an all-star GoDCer. The base’s military history dates back to the Civil War, when Union...
Ku Klux Klan members march in Washington

Dark Days of the Ku Klux Klan Parading Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is absolutely horrifying. Some of you may not know this, but in 1928 (and a number of other times in the 1920s), the Ku Klux Klan was permitted to parade down Pennsylvania Ave. Hard to...
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If Walls Could Talk: The Coffee Bar

Ghosts of DC has a new favorite coffee joint at 1201 S St. NW. I went down this past Saturday with Mrs. Ghost and ran into Ms. EatMore DrinkMore (aka, Jenna). Maybe an “If Walls Could...

All the Single Ladies … in 1837

In the 1830s, the Baltimore Sun was a far more prominent paper, covering the daily happenings of life in Washington City. We came across an interesting piece from the Baltimore Sun correspondent in Washington. You may...

Jim Henson and the Birth of the Muppets

Some of you may know this, but for those that don’t, it’s probably surprising. Kermit and Miss Piggy’s creator, Jim Henson, was raised here in the D.C. area. Henson’s father was an employee at the Department...
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