Washington Herald

Maddie the Motor Maid

September 14th, 1913: Mazie the Motor Maid

Exactly one hundred years ago today, this was in the Washington Herald.
Buffalo Paints - Washington Herald (February 5th, 1922)

February 5th, 1922: Hardware Stores in D.C.

This is a page from the Washington Herald, published on February 5th, 1922. It shows a number of D.C. hardware stores selling Buffalo Paints.
Christian Heurich home brew beer

Christian Heurich: Home Brew Beer

Who doesn’t love beer. It’s Friday! This is an advertisement from the Washington Herald on Saturday, February 7th, 1914.
The Washington Herald on January 17th, 1913

January 17th, 1913: President-Elect Wilson Bans Inaugural Ball

Going to an Inaugural Ball this weekend? The austerity of Obama’s second mirrors the desires articulated by newly elected President Woodrow Wilson. Take a look at the front page of the Washington Herald on Friday, January...

November 29th, 1906: Happy Thanksgiving

Here is an appropriate newspaper front page. This is from The Washington Herald on Thursday, November 29th, 1906 … “From a Little Acorn – A Sturdy Oak Did Grow.”
The Washington Herald - December 20th, 1920

December 20th, 1920: Join Our New Christmas Club

How are you liking the “In The Paper” posts? Check out this page from The Washington Herald on Monday, December 20th, 1920. The “Merchant of Venice” performed by Gonzaga students and a Mardi Gras-themed inaugural ball...
Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc. advertisement - April 9th, 1911 (Washington Herald)

A Chevy Chase Home for $500 Down

Do you live in Chevy Chase? Was your down payment $500? I think it’s safe to say that’s off by a factor of around 200. Either you find this extremely amusing or slightly depressing. That amount...
Catholic University advertisement in the Washington Herald (1910)

Catholic University Fall Term Opens Tuesday, October 4th, 1910

October 4th? That seems really late. Holy sh*t … tuition of $75 per year. It’s now $35,000, and that’s actually not bad compared to neighbor school GWU at around $50,000 (ouch). Related articles The National Cathedral...
Bass Ale advertisement in the Washington Herald - December 24th, 1911

Bass Ale For Christmas Eve 1911

Did you know Bass Ale was available in Washington back in 1911? I did not. Well, it would be only for another six years until Prohibition set in on the city. This was an advertisement I...
Fairlawn real estate advertisement from the Washington Herald - July 22nd, 1911

To See Fairlawn Means a Lot

This is an advertisement for new development and real estate across the Eastern Branch, near Anacostia. Click on the ad for a closer look at what is a harsh window into a very different (and blatantly...