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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.