March 18, 2015

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1890s View Down Dublin’s O’Connell Street

This is a beautiful old photo of Dublin, Ireland taken in the late 1890s. You’re looking down O’Connell Street, formerly known as Sackville Street, across the O’Connell Bridge. Sackville Street in 1890s Source: Library of Congress Take a look at...

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Beautiful Detroit and Woodward Avenue in the 1910s

This is a gorgeous old photo of Detroit some time in the 1910s. We’ve posted a couple of great old photos already of Detroit, and this one is our favorite. You are looking up Woodward Avenue in this photo. Detroit...

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Rare 1815 Plan of the City and Suburbs of New Orleans

This old map of New Orleans speaks for itself. Remember that in 1814 the Battle of New Orleans was a massive defeat for the British in the War of 1812. Nearly 2,000 men died with just 60 American casualties. The...

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1900s View Down Monroe in Grand Rapids, Michigan

We put out a request over the weekend for some city suggestions. Below is what we received from Brad (aka, @Booyahcacha). Well, here is a cool one that we dug up of Grand Rapids from 1908. You’re looking down Canal...

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Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Wedding Photos

110 Years ago today, March 17th, 1905, Franklin Delano Roosevelt married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (yes, she was a Roosevelt before marriage — they were related). In honor of their wedding anniversary, we’re going to post a few photos from their happy...

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Ireland’s Historical Emblems

Who doesn’t love Ireland? Especially on St. Patrick’s Day? This is a little late in the day for this post, but technically, it’s still St. Patrick’s Day. This is a color lithograph from 1894 depicting historical emblems which represent Ireland....