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Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs

View Resource Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

While other photographers of the area such as Dorothea Lange may be more well-known to the general public, Theodor Horydczak’s body of work is one that deserves equal attention. Relatively little is known about his background, though most people agree that he was born in Eastern Europe and that he may have been a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. What is known is that he documented many...
View Resource Drew Pearson's Washington Merry-Go-Round

The name Drew Pearson might not be well known today to most people, but from the early 1930s until 1969, he wrote the highly influential (and controversial) syndicated column, "Washington Merry-Go-Round". The column served a muck-racking function for the highest levels of government in the United States. During his long tenure, Pearson wrote on the subject of unscrupulous public officials and...