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Video of D.C. Streets Circa 1991

We love getting stuff like this from readers. Here’s the email we received last week from a GoDCer. Dear Ghosts of DC: I just uploaded a film to Youtube that I made in ’91 that documents...
Jhoon Rhee - Nobody Bothers Me

Lunch Video: Nobody Bothers Me

Some of your D.C. old-timers will remember this commercial. So Awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2PLuuFEiw An interesting bit of trivia that you probably don’t know. The dude that penned this jingle, Nils Lofgren, was also a member of Bruce...

OMG Über 70s TV Commercial

Wow. Anybody remember this store or this commercial? Sweet psychedelic  lights in the stereo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G20MhTlRPo0

Eisenhower Paroled by Doctors in Denver; Returns to Washington

In September 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver. He was rushed to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, where he would spend seven weeks recovering. While convalescing, he continued to carry out his executive duties...
Georgetown's gun barrel fence

Georgetown’s Gun Barrel Fence [VIDEO]

This is the best contribution thus far by a member of the GoDC community. This is from Tom H. in Bethesda, and when I first saw it, I was blown away at how professional it looked....

Last World Series in Washington, D.C.

When was the last World Series in Washington? In 1933, the Senators played, and lost to, the New York Giants in seven games.
Buddy Lewis

Buddy Lewis: All-Star Third Baseman and War Hero

This is a tremendously obscure YouTube video, but for any baseball nuts in the GoDC community, you’ll dig this. The video features Buddy Lewis, former Washington Senator and World War II veteran. He played his entire...
Homestead Grays in 1944 (Smithsonian)

Homestead Grays: Gone But Not Forgotten

This is awesome, with a few appearances from former Mayor Anthony Williams (nice bow tie dude!).  If you’re a baseball fan and a history fan, watch the whole thing. It’s an excellent history on the Homestead...

Japanese State Visit to Eisenhower White House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKD5J7wllU In September of 1960, the U.S. and Japan were celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations. Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko traveled to Washington at the end of the month to celebrate the occasion with...
Washington National Cathedral at twilight

Three Things That Happened at Washington National Cathedral

Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So much so, that the repairs are going to cost millions of dollars...
Pennsylvania Ave. film footage

Rare Film Footage of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1909

This is one of our best GoDCer contributions yet. Tom from Bethesda sent this over to share with everyone else. This was taken on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 10th and 11th St. Watch the whole thing...
JFK in the Oval Office

Archival Footage of Kennedy in Oval Office

This is great old film footage of John F Kennedy in the Oval Office. The narration is in German (I believe – correct me if I’m wrong).
Kennedy and Shermarke in 1962

Official Somali State Visit to the Kennedy White House (1962)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkMvXlvrsuY On November 27th, 1962, 361 days before Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, the Prime Minister of the Somali Republic, Dr. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, had an official state visit to the White House. We were able to...
Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office

Afternoon Video: Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office

We put out a call the other day for some story suggestions and GoDCer from Chicago, Rose, sent along the idea of digging into Clara Barton’s former office and boarding house on 7th St. NW. This...
neon sign Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park (tawbaware.com)

Three Big Movies at the Uptown Theater

It’s been a while since our last “Three Things…” post, so we queried the Twitterverse for GoDC suggestions on our next one. DrCapsFan, an old school GoDCer (i.e, a follower since week two) threw out a...
President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive in San Antonio - November 21st, 1963 (Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

November 20th, 1963: JFK to Make Fives Speeches and Attend Two Receptions in Texas

If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn’t think much of it. President Kennedy was making a trip to Texas, the Vice President’s home state. The...

A Day in the Life of Washington, 1936 [VIDEO]

This has to be one of the best finds in a long time … and this appears to be authored by fellow GoDCer Brian at National Journal. The film he uncovered is from the Works Progress Administration,...
U.S. mail carrier in 1903

1903 Footage of Rural Postal Delivery

Here is film that I came across in the Library of Congress’ archives. It was shot on August 8th, 1903 in rural Washington, D.C. and is completely fascinating. Times have changed … just a little bit....
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