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What Once Was

Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part I,  Anticipation and Local Innovation

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  “... Not calculated to frighten the horses. . . .” That was the condition under which the District of Columbia Commissioners allowed local patent attorney James J. Sheehy to exhibit a horseless carriage during the 1897 ...

Pensions, portfolios, and printing: J. Worth Carnahan in Washington, DC

Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Naming Names: Washington’s Neighborhoods

Where did Washington DC’s 1950 Population of 800,000 Live?

Washington’s First Bicycle Craze: ‘Cycling in the 1880s and 1890s