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A Civil War veteran and free man, Lewis Martin was in an unmarked grave for 121 years until a community effort was made to mark his grave with a tombstone on November 2, 2013. Civil War veteran. Company E, 29th U.S. Colored Infantry. He was wounded in the Battle before Petersburg, Virginia (commonly The Battle of the Crater). He was sent to the General Hospital at Alexandria, Virginia and later transferred to Harewood Hospital in Washington, DC. He received a generous pension for his disabilities but never found work. He died from alcohol abuse, as was reported the local paper.
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Lewis Martin
1840 - 1892
A photo of Anne (Dunn) Cobis and daughter Kitty - Mama and me. Jasper Street, Washington, DC
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Anna (Dunn) Cobis
Aug 21, 1922 - Oct 20, 1993
Jacksonville, FL
A photo of the engagement announcement of Miss Lillian/Leocadia Hajduk Published on Saturday 11 Aug 1945 in the Times leader Evening news, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Engagement to lt. Paul E. Markiewicz. John J. Rynkiewicz (JJRynk@hotmail.com) P.S. For some reason this union never occurred or possibly Lt. Markiewicz was killed in WW2?
A photo of Kathleen Ann Horizon with retired senator Leon Panetta.
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Kathleen Ann Horizon
Sep 13, 1959 - Jan 22, 2004
sacramento, ca, us
A photo of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. in the 1930's.
A photo of Ruth Nash Heyser and the cherry blossoms - Visiting the Capitol
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A photo of Margaretta Van Rensellaer Schuyler (1894-1976) aka 'Margot Schulyer' a reporter, suffragette and college professor. She was born in Montreal, Canada to parents Reverend Philip Pieterse Schuyler (1861-1930) and Marie Louise Nelson (1865-1923). She died in Bennington, Vermont 1976 age 82.
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Margaretta Schuyler
Feb 16, 1894 - November 1976
Bennington, VT
A photo of Jackie Kennedy with Nikita Khrushchev - even he smiled around her!
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
Jul 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994
A photo of Jack and Jackie Kennedy at a White House ball, 1962.
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy
Jul 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994
A photo of Ray Cortland Young and Lina Ellen (Rush) Young.
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Ray Cyrus Cortland Young
Oct 12, 1894 - Nov 27, 1954
A photo of a rubbing from the Viet Nam Memorial - Spec David Allen Dixon (1948 - 1967)
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David Allen Dixon
Feb 3, 1948 - May 15, 1967
Weedsport, NY, United States
A photo of John Thomas Schafer (1872-1898), 1st husband to Mary Elizabeth Lee "Sadie"
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A photo of Mary Elizabeth (Lee) Walker. Lived in Georgetown, DC . born in Baltimore 1871- died 1949. (my pat. ggrandmother) 1st married Thomas Schaefer (1872-1898) 2nd married. James A. Walker (1853-1934) Mary E. Lee b.1871 Baltimore Md. d/o William Henry Lee (1832-1916 Md) and Elizabeth Ann Coale (1838-1878)
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A photo of a class of Collinsville High School trip, 1926 Washington DC
Diplomat and presidential candidate Stasys Lozoraitis in the White House with President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary: Stasys was a son of Marija Vaisnyte-Aseviciene 1883-1924 (grandmother of Peter Asevich).
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A young man or possibly a midget on stage with a saxophone. The back of this real photo postcard will be posted next. The surname is hard to read but could be Glasson, Glassan or Glassman?
William C. Colvin and Fannie Tapscott Colvin. William was the son of George Colvin and Mamie Freeman.
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An William Elliot Armstrong in a navy uniform as a little boy. Taken in Washington DC in 1922.
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William Elliot Armstrong
Born: Oct 8, 1917
President Eisenhower brought back the White House's Easter Egg Roll tradition in 1953 following extensive renovations to the White House. In 1956, 6,000 people attended!
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt joins the festivities of the White House's Easter Egg Roll in 1939. The Egg Roll was cancelled in 1943-45 during World War 2 due to rationing.
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Born: Oct 11, 1884
A young girl feeds candy to a stuffed rabbit at the White House's Easter Egg Roll in 1929.
A lucky and young Warren Sonnemann holds the prize basket during the 1923 White House Easter Egg Roll event.
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Children dancing around the maypole at an Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington DC. I'm not sure of the date of this photo, but I believe it is 1929. The Easter Egg Roll was cancelled from 1917-1920 during World War 1.
A couple of young boys who took part participating in the White House Easter Egg Roll in 1911. As of 2012, this year's Easter Egg Roll will mark the 134th event at the While House in Washington D.C.
Blanche Ollie Lawson, photo taken at DAR Convention in Washington D.C., May 1947.
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Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States, serving in the presidential office from March 4th, 1801 - March 4th, 1909. Thomas Jefferson was preceded by John Adams and was succeeded by James Madison. Thomas Jefferson was a founding father of the United States of America, and was a main author of the United States Declaration of Independence. This portrait of Thomas Jefferson was done by Rembrandt in 1800.
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Thomas Jefferson
Born: Apr 13, 1743
Wiley Blount Rutledge, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Wiley Blount Rutledge was born on July 20th, 1894 and died September 10th, 1949. He was best known as being an associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Lucretia Hart (1781 Hagerstown, Maryland -1864 Fayette Co., Kentucky) was the child of Thomas Hart & Susanna Gray. She married Senator Henry Clay in 1799 in Kentucky. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=howardwatson&id=I1719
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In front of the house of Commander C.R.P. Rogers U.S.N. are a group of well known people, riding to the hounds. Of course, this being the U.S. in the 1920's, they are actually not chasing a fox, they are chasing paper. But among the "prominent" citizens picture are (in the foreground)future President Franklin D. Roosevelt (before he was paralyzed) and Mrs J.Borden Harriman
A photo of C.C. Glover III (center) and the Rogers children (first names unknown), children of Commander C.R.P. Rogers and Alicia Rogers. Photographed at the Society Hunt in Washington, D.C., 1920.
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Comnander C.R.P. Rogers, Mrs, Rogers, and Mrs. Charles Carroll Glover, Jr. at a paper chase (like a fox hunt but without the fox) in Washington DC in 1920 along with other members of the hunt.
A photo of "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Asst. Secty of the Navy photographed at a recent paper chase of society folks of Washington D.C."
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jan 30, 1882 - Apr 12, 1945
A photo of (Left to Right) Secty of Interior Judge Jno Barton Paine [i.e. Payne], Moreven Thompson of Washington D.C., Secty. of Treasury David Franklin Houston, Ex Senator Willard Saulsbury. Photographed at the Chevy Chase Club, Washington D.C.
This is a photo of Cleaning White House added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A Washington DC photo of that popular 1920's sport - water tennis.
This is a photo of Dwight Davis breaking ground for Anacostia Park, 8/2/23 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Anacostia Park celebration, 8/2/23 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
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