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Unknown Soldier from World War I being taken from the USS Olympia at the Washington Navy Yard and transported to the US Capitol to lay in state (DC Public Commons)
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.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
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 second place with 27% of the vote, staying alive for the second poll (starting Monday). It was a tense...
Sheep grazing at the White House (1919)
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.
Gas range avertisement 1916
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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