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Photo Flashback: Your turn

I'm not posting a photo from our archives today. I need to dive into The Post photo morgue to replenish my stock. But I had an idea: Why don't you send me yours? If you have a neat old photo...

By John Kelly  |  December 7, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Photo flashback: Tracks of my tears edition

Today's photo from The Post's archives was shot by a photographer named Driscoll. The caption information on the back reads: Pennsylvania Ave NW showing how the street has been partially paved between intersections, but not at the crossing. Looking West...

By John Kelly  |  November 30, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Photo Flashback: You've Got Mail

Today: Delivering the mail through the ages. These images from The Post's photo archives show various advances in mail-delivery technology. This photo, by the Harris & Ewing studio, is captioned: "Motorcycle postman (1912)." That looks like it's a Washington street,...

By John Kelly  |  November 16, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photo Flashback: Beltway Breezin' Edition

The next time you're stuck in a backup on the Beltway--which will probably be this afternoon--think back to Aug. 13, 1964. That's when this photo of a blissfully traffic-free Beltway was taken: The photo was taken by a Post staffer...

By John Kelly  |  November 9, 2009; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Photo Flashback: We're Here, We're Queer, Etc.

There is a file in the Washington Post photo archives marked "Homosexuals." Of course, I don't think we would label it that way these days. "Gays" or "Gay Rights" has a kinder ring to it. What sort of photos are...

By John Kelly  |  November 2, 2009; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Photo Flashback, Trick or Treat Edition

Picked out your costume yet? I delved into The Post's photo archives to see what treasures were to be found. Maybe some of these ideas will inspire you. This photo has no caption information other than PHOTO BY ELLIS and...

By John Kelly  |  October 29, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Photo Flashback, Pigskin Edition, John Kelly , October 26, 2009
Photo Flashback: The Great Pumpkin, John Kelly , October 19, 2009
Photo Flashback: Sinking to a New Low Edition, John Kelly , October 12, 2009
The Bridge With Kaleidoscope Eyes, John Kelly , October 9, 2009
'Another Washington': Pictures From the Past, John Kelly , October 9, 2009
Photo Flashback: Saddle Up Edition, John Kelly , October 5, 2009
Photo Flashback: Feline Assistant Edition, John Kelly , September 28, 2009
Photo Flashback: Coed Life, Circa 1942, John Kelly , September 7, 2009
Sheer Heart Attack: A New Line of Public Art, John Kelly , September 4, 2009
Photo Flashback: 'Oops' Edition, John Kelly , August 31, 2009
Photo Flashback: Brave New World Edition, John Kelly , August 24, 2009
Photo Flashback: Doing Hard Time Edition, John Kelly , August 10, 2009
Photo Flashback Week, Day 5, John Kelly , August 7, 2009
Photo Flashback Week, Day 4, John Kelly , August 6, 2009
Photo Flashback Week, Day 3, John Kelly , August 5, 2009
Photo Flashback Week, Day 2, John Kelly , August 4, 2009
Photo Flashback Week, Day 1, John Kelly , August 3, 2009
Toying Around With Washington, John Kelly , June 30, 2009
 
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