Archive for the ‘Holidays’ category

Greater Petworth Fourth of July Celebration, 1916

July 3, 2015

A few months back I was lucky enough to purchase a series of 10 photographs documenting the Fourth of July parade in the Petworth area in 1916. I liked these photos for a number of reason, including the early date and the inclusion of a contingent from Princeton Heights. For those unfamiliar with local history, Princeton Heights is the area within the Park View neighborhood north of Princeton and south of Rock Creek Church Road.

I was able to find an accompanying article from the Washington Evening Star, and as the two photos that accompany the newspaper article match two of the photos in my collection, I presume that the photographer worked for the Star. You can read the full article here.

Below are three of the photos, and you can see all ten on Flickr here.

Princeton Heights(The Princeton Heights contingent on Randolph Street.)

Presidential candidates(A few of the many candidates in the 1916 presidential race: Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Ford, Woodrow Wilson, and Wilson’s running mate v.p. candidate Thomas R. Marshall.)

Petworth float(The Petworth float, in the form of a navy vessel.)

July 4th at the Armed Forces Retirement Home

June 30, 2015

According to the Friends of the Soldiers Home Web Site, the weather for the Fourth of July celebration on the Armed Forces Retirement Home’s ground promises to be beautiful. Below is the flyer with details.

July 4th AFRH 2015

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015

New Years postcard

May Everyone have a Happy Holiday

December 24, 2014

Pepco has been in the news a lot lately, especially the merger with Exelon. It seemed like an appropriate time to share this photo of the old Pepco Building at 10th and E streets, NW, decked out in holiday cheer.

Pepco Headquarters Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving postcard

Thank You to Our Veterans, Young and Old

November 11, 2014

Veterans-Day-Pics-20141

Halloween Decorations Begin to Appear

October 15, 2014
3666 Park Place decorated for Halloween.

3666 Park Place decorated for Halloween.

Halloween is just over two weeks away, but I’m already starting to see people getting into the coming festivities. The photos today are  from 3666 Park Place, NW, which as you can see is really decked out. I like everything about it, from the cobwebs and spiders to the skeleton and gourds.

Over the next two weeks I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for more great decorations. Unlike years past, I’m going to broaden my search to all of Ward 1. I’m curious to see which neighborhood has the most Halloween spirit.

3666 Park Place Halloween

Happy Fourth of July Everyone

July 4, 2014

Whether you are traveling, going to the mall, or spending the day at the Soldiers’ Home, have a safe and enjoyable Fourth everyone.

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3rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Soldiers’ Home is Friday

July 2, 2014

The lower grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home will be open to the community as part of the Fourth of July celebration again this year. In addition to the information provided by the flier below, the Friends of the Soldiers Home blog includes a full list of events and its schedule.

July4flier

Shepherd Street Respectfully Honoring Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

The 1400 block of Shepherd Street is proudly honoring Memorial Day this weekend. It is really something to see with all of the flags flying.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day


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