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William McKinley

President McKinley in Oakland (1901)

1901 Film of President McKinley and Parade Going to Capitol

What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. “This most excellent picture was secured at the junction of Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street....
Teddy Roosevelt - Sunday Morning Globe (September 22nd, 1901)

September 22nd, 1901: The Youngest President

Here is the front page of the Sunday Morning Globe on September 22nd, 1901. President McKinley had been assassinated eight days earlier in Buffalo and his Vice President, Teddy Roosevelt, was inaugurated as the youngest President....
McKinley & cabinet (Library of Congress)

The 25th President of the United States

If you know who POTUS 25 is off the top of your head, congratulations. You are an über history geek. Enjoy the Libary of Congress photos below. [slideshow]
Ebbitt House in 1865 as photographed by Matthew Brady (Wikipedia)

Old Ebbitt Grill History

GoDCer and long-distance reader Ben sent in a request to do a little digging on local favorite Old Ebbitt Grill. The restaurant has a great story, deeply tied to the history of our city, having been...
The New Corcoran Gallery (Washington Times)

Three Random Facts About the Corcoran Gallery

Tragedy! I was tipped off by DCist that the Corcoran Gallery might be leaving the District for Alexandria?! Wow, that would be bad. Say it ain’t so. And who is in the market to buy a big...
Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree and enjoy reading it. I love Hawaii (who doesn’t?) and over the years I’ve...

Film Footage of President McKinley’s Inauguration

Chalk this up to our incredible Library of Congress. A silent film by Thomas Edison, shot on March 4th, 1901 at the Capitol. This one is quite blurry, but this is over a hundred years ago....