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Washington Times - July 28th, 1914
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.
Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Robert Hall, group." in color
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!
1919. "U.S. Army. Return of Washington, D.C., soldiers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
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.
French assault Germans in trench warfare
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.
Lusitania sinking off the coast of Ireland (Ken Marschall)
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.
Capitol Building after World War I Armistace Day (DC Public Library Commons)
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!
Napoleon Bonaparte painting
Did You Know A Napoleon Lived on K Street?
Did you know that a direct descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte once lived in Washington, DC right on K Street?
Walter Reed Army Hospital flu ward circa 1919 (Shorpy)
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.
Front page of Washington Times on March 10th, 1919
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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