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What Once Was

Teddy Roosevelt and Washington DC’s “Smoke Nuisance”

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* In of December 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt’s annual message to Congress contained a passage which would seem rather extraordinary to us today. In that day, the President sent his annual message to Congress in writing. (There ...

Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part II, Adoption and Regulations

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

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