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World's Best Dressed Woman is Jackie Kennedy
For the second year in a row, Jackie Kennedy was named the best dressed women in the world. Not a shock to any who read this post for sure.
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When Did the Washington Post Launch a Website?
The Washington Post launched their first website in June 1996 after a failed attempt at online news called Digital Ink.
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A Look Back: An Ad from The Washington Post December 31st, 1949
Take a look back in time with this advertisement from The Washington Post, December 31st, 1949. Click on the image for a larger version.
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How D.C. Reported on the Last Thanksgivukkah in 1888
In 1888, mainstream coverage of Thanksgivukkah (the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving) was minimal. Learn what the Washington Post and National Tribune reported on this rare calendar quirk 125 years ago.
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The History of McLean Gardens: From John Roll McLean's Estate to a WWII Housing Project
Learn the history of McLean Gardens, from the estate of John Roll McLean to a WWII housing project. Explore the estate's 18-hole golf course, cast iron swimming pool, and Italian gardens. Plus, see the McLean family in the 1930 U.S. Census.
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Digging Deeper into the Red Capitol Dome Photo
Yesterday Tom shared a somewhat jarring photo of the Capitol dome -- colored red. After a bit of digging, we now know that the Capitol's re-painting (and temporary red coloring) happened in April 1960. Read more about this photo and a shiny red Metro train unexpectedly painted red!
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You Can Get Lost in These Old Classified Pages: An Exploration of the Washington Post from October 5th, 1895
Explore these old classified pages from the Washington Post on Saturday, October 5th, 1895. From Turkish Baths to experienced shampoos, you won't believe what you'll find.
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Discovering Hidden Gems: A Look at the Washington Post Classified Pages from March 29th, 1879
Take a trip back in time to explore the Washington Post Classified Pages from March 29th, 1879. Discover hidden gems and find out what the National Clothing Company was advertising in the city of Washington D.C.
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Officer Sprinkle at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City
Officer Sprinkle, the patron saint of Ghosts of DC, took a trip up to New York City with 21 contest winners from The Washington Post. Read the account of the dinner party at the iconic Waldorf-Astoria they attended prior to heading to Europe.
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GoDCer Ben Sends Along a Great Photo of the 1912 Washington Post Baseball Scoreboard
GoDCer Ben sent along a great photo of the Washington Post baseball scoreboard from 1912, the same year the Titanic sank. It's remarkable how this low-tech scoreboard resembles our current day ESPN Gameday and MLB.tv.
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Exploring the Chastleton Apartment Building in Washington, DC
Dive into the history of the Chastleton Apartment Building in Washington, DC, from its construction in 1919, to its features, financing, and today. Learn about the building's unique location and the demands for its apartments.
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Gnawed Bones, a Wild Dog, and a Tragic Story from the Washington Post in 1941
A tragic story from 1941: Walter Wright made the grim discovery of gnawed bones and a wild dog on an island in Kingman's Lake. Last night, the remains were identified as those of Omara Wilson, 50. Read the full story here.
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Georgetown Canal Boatmen Brawl; Brutal Fight Ends in Murder
I was poking around the archives of both The Washington Post and The Washington Times to come across a gem of a story to share and the one that caught my eye involved two Georgetown boatmen engaged in a brutal fight to the death. Reading through any article titled “Murder in Georgetown,” you’re primed for a taste of some horrid scandal or macabre titillation that a Ghosts of...
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RIP Robin Gibb: Remembering the Bee Gees Co-Founder
Remembering Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb, who died today at age 62. Learn more about the group's rise to stardom in the late 70s and their unforgettable performance at the Capital Centre in 1979.
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A Look Back at Brookland Homes Advertised in the Washington Post in the Mid 1920s
Take a look back in time to the mid-1920s and see what Brookland homes were advertised in the Washington Post. Get a glimpse of the original ad and compare it to today's view of the sample homes!
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A Look Back at a Glover Park Home from the Late 1920s
Take a look back in time with this nostalgic advertisement for homes in Glover Park, Washington from the late 1920s. See the same home today on Google Street View.
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The History of Cathedral Heights, From Wild Dogs to Real Estate Mogul William Matteson
Learn the unique history of Cathedral Heights, from its early days of wild dogs to real estate mogul William Matteson. Read an article from 1907 that announced the birth of Cathedral Highlands and the important role Matteson played in its development.
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Reading the Washington Post Before Pearl Harbor: A Look at a Day Which Would Live in Infamy
In the hours before Pearl Harbor, Washington Post articles spoke of the failing negotiations between the U.S. and Japan. Read about the articles and President Roosevelt's dramatic move to prevent war. See his "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" speech and related articles.
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Discovering the Lusitania Advertisement in the Washington Post 97 Years Ago
97 years ago, an advertisement for the Lusitania appeared in the Washington Post for passage to Europe. This was the same ship that sunk with 1,198 souls 3 days after the ad ran. Learn the story behind the ad and its connection to the Titanic.
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A Wild Love Triangle: Officer Sprinkle Saves the Day
Officer Sprinkle is a DCPD badass. Read all about his daring rescue of a wild love triangle in the Washington Post on January 31st, 1892. Get a daily dose of DCPD badass Officer Sprinkle and his heroic deeds.
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Petworth: From Rural to Hipsters – Exploring the History of this DC Neighborhood
Explore the history of Petworth, DC, from its country estates and ancient city to its recent development as a hipster neighborhood. Read this blog for fun facts and more!
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Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh and His Appreciation of Architecture and Urban Planning
Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh was a man that appreciated beauty and the aesthetics of architecture. He was also a clear supporter of urban planning with an eye towards maintaining or enhancing the appeal of a city. Learn about his impact on architecture and urban planning in this article!
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Old Ads and Classifieds: An Amazing Discover of Titanic and Carpathia Ads from 1912
Take a step back in time and explore these amazing Titanic and Carpathia ads from 1912. Discover the Washington residents aboard the ill-fated Atlantic crossing and the ship that rescued its survivors.
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This Day in History: National Airlines and the 1950s/1960s Jet Age
We haven't done a 'This Day in History' post in a while, so here is one from 1955. We take a look at National Airlines, one of the premier domestic airlines of the 1950s and 1960s, and their role in the Jet Age.
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If Walls Could Talk: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
I’m missing tonight’s slow braised pork shank, but a deal’s a deal (if you’re reading this on Friday, I wrote this Thursday night and ordered take out from Pho 14 … yum). Winner of the inaugural “If Walls Could Talk” reader poll is Pearl Dive Oyster Palace (@PearlDiveDC), taking 33% of the vote. Cleveland Park’s representative, Dino (@dinodc), took...
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This Day in History: November 5th, 1955 in Washington, DC
Explore what was happening in Washington, DC on November 5th, 1955 - the date Marty McFly arrived in Hill Valley in Back to the Future. Read about Katherine Ann Haynes, the CIA, Robert Q. Lewis, and more!
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The Greek Murder: A Triple Homicide at the National Capital Brewery
Explore the mystery of the triple homicide at the National Capital Brewery in the fall of 1912. Read the article and follow the clues to discover the gruesome details of the murder-suicide of Arthur A. Webster and Lennte L. Jette.
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Uncovering the Stories Behind the Blue Home at 2509 Cliffbourne Pl. NW
Uncovering the history of the blue home at 2509 Cliffbourne Pl. NW. Read about the bicycle accident, the prominent patent attorney, the Axis Sally trial jury selection and the body found in Rock Creek. Plus, a surprise story involving a P-B Automobile popularity contest.
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If Walls Could Talk: Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
I’m really excited about doing this one and I’m sure there are a few of you out there that are really going to enjoy learning about our favorite spot, Kramerbooks. Since 1976, this place has been a favorite place to find a book, grab a bite, some beer, or have some coffee and chat over dessert. Some of you may even remember when it hit the national spotlight in the late 90s when they...
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The Horrific Eckington Streetcar Accident of 1919: Robbery Amidst the Chaos
Read about the horrific Eckington streetcar accident of 1919 that injured 35 passengers and resulted in the arrest of both the motorman and the conductor. Shockingly, amidst the chaos, two passengers were robbed of their belongings.
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