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Happy News Cafe

Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (1885-1969), an evangelist preacher and tv show host, with patrons of his Happy News Cafe, 1727 7th St, Washington, DC.  Taken by photography studio Harris & Ewing, c.1937. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-DIG-hec-23587]

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Can You Tell I’m Excited About The World Cup Tomorrow?

More historical soccer photos!  Last one, I swear.  (I’m probably lying.) This one is from October, 1943 taken by photographer Esther Bubley.  The caption reads: “Washington, D.C.: Playing soccer in a physical education class at Woodrow Wilson High School”. Source: … Continue reading

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Snowfight!

Taken on December 14th, 1923. An unverified caption on a copy of this photo states that these are Senate pages engaged in a Republican vs. Democrat battle. Source: [Library of Congress reproduction no.LC-DIG-npcc-25107] and [Library of Congress reproduction no.LC-DIG-ds-02127]

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Playing in the snow, 1922

A young child plays in the January snow in Washington, D.C. ninety-two years ago. Source: [Library of Congress call no.LC-H234- A-3978]

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And it’s finally here! The 50th Anniversary of King’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’

The famous ‘I have a dream’ speech was delivered on August 28, 1963 at approximately 3pm in Washington.  Just outside the Lincoln Memorial, the audience were the approximately quarter of a million people taking part in the March on Washington … Continue reading

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