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What the... ? Milking a Cow on Capitol Grounds

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 4:14 PM

This is an odd one. Milking a cow on the Capitol grounds, and broadcasting it?

milking cow

Cross-posted from Ghosts of DC

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The War for the Union: A Slave Pen in Alexandria

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 12:03 PM

This is an incredible stereographic card, taken during the Civil War. It's a powerful image of an Alexandria slave pen.

alexandria slave pen

Photograph shows soldiers inside prison area where slaves were held.

Source: Library of Congress

Cross-posted from Ghosts of DC

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Other Proposed Designs for the Lincoln Memorial

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 2:02 PM

These are amazing. This is a series of images depicting alternate versions of the proposed Lincoln Memorial. These were all designed in 1912.

We dug these up at the National Archives.

Check out the rest of them here.

Cross-posted from Ghosts of DC

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Amazing Scenes From Rock Creek Park in 1912

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 3:35 PM

Does anyone recognize these photos? Take a look and see if you can place these locations in today's Rock Creek Park. This is a series of great photos from the Library of Congress. They were taken in 1912.

Cross-posted from Ghosts of DC

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Old Washington Traffic Jam on Pennsylvania Avenue

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:08 AM

Check out this awesome photo that we dug up through a little Googling. Think traffic is bad today? This looks nasty.


This was cross-posted on Ghosts of DC.

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Pie Eating Bathing Beauties

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 2:48 PM

Oh, it's been too long since we posted some bathing beauties. Well, today we post pie-eating bathing beauties.

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton....
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