Ghosts of DC

Best Night Cherry Blossom Washington Monument Photo Ever

Best Night Cherry Blossom Washington Monument Photo Ever

How great is this old photograph of the cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument? We dug this old photo up in the Smithsonian Archives. It was taken some time in the 1940s or 1950s.

Two girls view the cherry blossoms at night from the Tidal Basin, undated, Scurlock Studio. Scurlock Studio Records, c. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Neg. no. 2008-4935.

Two girls view the cherry blossoms at night from the Tidal Basin, undated, Scurlock Studio. Scurlock Studio Records, c. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Neg. no. 2008-4935.

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Capitol Hill Wife Murdered by Drunk Lover, Discovered by Husband Returning From Work at Navy Yard

Capitol Hill Wife Murdered by Drunk Lover, Discovered by Husband Returning From Work at Navy Yard

guns kill people

guns kill people

Digging through the old newspaper archives, we uncovered a the following headline: “Found Wife Murdered; And Many Lay Dead Beside Her In Husband’s Home; Believes He Did Shooting.” How can we not look into this? The piece was printed in The Baltimore Sun on October 24th, 1905.

When Rudolph B. Scheitlin, who is employed at the United States Navy Yard, returned to his home, 750…

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Columbia Heights Building Boom Could Have Started in 1996

Columbia Heights Building Boom Could Have Started in 1996

It’s not possible for one to argue that Columbia Heights has been catapulted to the epicenter of gentrification and real estate renaissance over the last decade. It’s certainly brought back economic life to a part of the city that previously was still suffering from the pains of the 1968 riots, well over 30 years later.

Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights

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