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Jackie Kennedy
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.
Washington Post 1996 screen shot
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.
December 31st, 1949
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.
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.
Friendship, the home of the McLean family
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!
Washington Post classifieds - Saturday, October 5th, 1895
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.
Washington Post classifieds - March 29th, 1879
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.
Circa 1902. "The Waldorf-Astoria, New York." The original, and somewhat forbidding, Waldorf at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. (Shorpy)
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.
Washington Post sponsored "bulletin board" for the 1912 Boston AL vs. New York NL World Series. (Library of Congress)
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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