Tag: Washington Herald

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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 for Warren G. Harding.

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 of money in 1911

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 came across in the

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 racist) time in Washington.

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