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Tag: World War I

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Hains Point: How Did It Get Its Name?
Hains point is named for Peter Conover Hains, a prominent Major General in the U.S. Army and served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.
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World War I "Bombing" on Wisconsin Ave.
Many don't know the extent of chemical warfare experiment that were conducted on and near the university grounds during the Great War.
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A Blast from the Past: 7th and Pennsylvania Ave. During World War I
Take a step back in time with this incredible old photo of 7th and Pennsylvania Ave. during World War I. Get a glimpse of what the streets of DC looked like during the war! #WWI #DC #History
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A Spectacular Sight: 1917 Photo of the State, War, and Navy Building Flying French, U.S., and British Flags
A spectacular sight from 1917: French, U.S., and British flags flying from the State, War, and Navy Building. View the photo and read more here!
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A Look Back at the U.S. Postal Service Plane from 1918
Take a look back at the history of the U.S. Postal Service with this amazing photo of a plane from 1918. Learn more about this incredible piece of American history!
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Marines Await Shipment Out for WWI: A Photo from Union Station in Washington, DC
GoDCer Michael sent in this amazing photo of two marines awaiting shipment out for World War I at Union Station in Washington, DC. See the photo and read more about the story behind it.
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Discovering History Through Old Photos: Camp Meigs in 1918
Explore Camp Meigs in the summer of 1918 through two beautiful old photos. Learn about history and discover the past with these stunning images!
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Pictures Tell a Story: Exploring a 1918 Photo of WWI Soldiers in DC
Explore a 1918 photo of World War I soldiers motoring through Washington, DC with pictures. Look at the soldiers, woman, bucket, and more to see what stories can be found in the photo.
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Uncovering the Mystery of the Tank Rolling Through Washington in 1918
Take a look back in time to 1918 and uncover the mystery of the tank rolling through Washington. See the photo and learn more about this historic moment.
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A Look Back at a WWI Wireless Operators Advertisement
Take a look back in time at a WWI wireless operators advertisement from 1918. This ad was printed in the Washington Herald newspaper.
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The Day Everything Changed: A Look at the Washington Times Front Page from July 28th, 1914
Take a look back in time at the Washington Times front page from Tuesday, July 28th, 1914 - the day Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Source: Library of Congress.
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A Comparative Look at the Colorized Photo of a WWI Bond Scene
Take a look at this comparative photo of a WWI bond scene by Shorpy. See the colorized photo that replicates Joseph Leyendecker's BSA Liberty Loan poster. View the before and after photos to compare the history in full color!
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The Emotional Reunion of a Soldier and His Baby: A Powerful Photo
This powerful photo captures the emotional reunion of a soldier and his baby. The soldier looks absolutely thrilled to be back, while the baby, on the other hand, not so thrilled to be handled.
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98 Years Ago Today: The Impact of World War I on Schools in Washington, DC
98 years ago today, the Washington Times reported on the impact of World War I on schools in Washington, DC. Many teachers were stuck in Europe, causing consternation among education authorities and joy to young Americans. Read more to find out!
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The Unusual Arrest of Five-Year-Old Gus Oputz in 1908 Washington D.C.
This is an odd story from the Washington Times. The paper reported on August 11th, 1908 the arrest of a young five-year-old. Yes, a little kid was arrested and it's a bizarre story. Learn more about the unusual arrest of five-year-old Gus Oputz in Washington D.C. in 1908.
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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 Look Back at the Unbelievable Celebration of the End of World War I in Washington, DC
Take a look back at the unbelievable celebration of the end of World War I in Washington, DC. Read the Baltimore Sun report & see the Capitol Building fully lit up following the announcement of the armistice!
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If Walls Could Talk: Napoleon Relatives Lived on K Street?
Did you know that a direct descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte once lived in Washington, DC right on K Street?
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A Closer Look at the Victims of Washington, DC's 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
A deep dive into the stories of the victims of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Washington, DC. Learn about the families affected and the heroic efforts of charities to save the children who were left behind.
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Sergeant Helen Kaiser: The Dog Who Bravely Served with the French Army in WWI
Meet Sergeant Helen Kaiser, the brave and dedicated dog who served with the French Army in World War I. Learn about her incredible story and how you can remember her legacy by supporting local animal shelters and adoption organizations.
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A Haunting Colorized Photo of the Unknown Soldier from World War I in 1921
Take a look at this haunting and solemn colorized photo from 1921 of the Unknown Soldier from World War I arriving at the Washington Navy Yard. Learn more about this historic moment and related articles here.
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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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Sheep Grazing at the White House in 1919 - The Story Behind the Photo
Discover the story behind a Nation's Attic photograph of sheep grazing at the White House in 1919. Woodrow and Edith Wilson had the sheep roam the grounds to save money and also to raise money for the Red Cross.
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The Washington Gas Company and Their 1916 Gas Range Advertisement
Read about Washington Gas Company, formerly known as Washington Gas Light Company, and their 1916 gas range advertisement. Learn more about their service in the D.C. metropolitan area for close to 160 years.
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