Fascinating Photos Documented Everyday Life At A Fast Food Burger Restaurant of Washington In The 1970s

Herfy’s was a chain of fast food burger places in the 1960s and early 1970s. Founded in Everett, Washington, Herfy’s had locations scattered around the Pacific Northwest. It was just your standard burger joint fare… burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, the inescapable “orange drink”.

A fascinating photo collection from Tom Tolar that shows everyday life of Herfy’s restaurant in Washington from the 1970s. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Black Women From Washington, D.C.’s Scurlock Studio

These images from Washington, D.C.’s Scurlock Studio, are a picture of the traditionally black city’s burgeoning middle class. Above: YWCA camp for girls, Highland Beach Girls, 1930. (Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of American History) Continue reading »

Epic Entries To Washington Posts 2017 Travel Photo Contest

For the 18th year, Washington Posts Travel asks readers for their best photos. This sampling shows that the contest has some stiff competition.


“The combination of earth, sky and light in this location is simply magical”, wrote Mark Franko about his submission taken in Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. “It is no wonder why the Native Americans hold this place sacred”. The 57-year-old from Hughesville, Md., was part of a small group that was hosted by a resident Navajo family. Submit to the annual contest here. (Photo by Mark Franko/2017 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest) Continue reading »

This Set Of Pictures Were Provided By The Dupont Circle Hotel In Washington DC And Dramatically Brought To Life After Colourisation

This set of pictures were provided by the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington DC and dramatically brought to life after colourisation by British colourisation expert Tom Marshall.

After a thrilling chase through the busiest streets of Washington, a couple of bootleggers and their car come to grief at the hands of the Capitol police, 21st January 1922:

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“I was asked to colourise these images of the Prohibition, perfectly capturing both the fashion and atmosphere of this fascinating chapter in American history”, said Tom. “In January 1919 the American Congress passed the Eighth Amendment, outlawing alcohol and ushering in the infamous Prohibition era. Throughout the 1920s the state tried but failed to enforce the ban of alcohol throughout the States. Those who opposed the law found ever-creative ways to enjoy a drink”, Tom explained. Bootlegging was rampant, as were stores and clubs who secretly served liquor”. Continue reading »

2016 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest

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Joseph Schindel, 24, of Charlotte, N.C., submitted this photo from a trip to Stanley, Idaho. (Photo by Joseph Schindel) Continue reading »

The Washington Post Travel Photo Contest: Animal Photos

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“Out for a Walk”. Fred Baldassaro, 40, of Alexandria, got up close to these two lion cubs at a conservation shelter in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in January. (Photo by Fred Baldassaro)
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Swim In 1,000,000 Recyclable Plastic Balls At Installation In Museum In Washington

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The National Building Museum in Washington has become the unlikely home of an enormous ocean of one million plastic bubbles and a plastic beach open to visitors who want to hop in for a truly bizarre experience. Continue reading »

Newborn Clouded Leopard Cubs, Tacoma, Washington

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Andy Goldfarb, a staff biologist at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, plays with one of the four clouded leopard cubs currently at the zoo Friday, June 5, 2015 in Tacoma, Wash. The quadruplets were born on May 12, 2015 and now weigh about 1.7 lbs. each. Friday was their first official day on display for public viewing, usually during their every-four-hours bottle-feeding sessions, which were started after the cubs’ mother did not show enough interest in continuing to nurse them. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Cold Winter on Mount Washington

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In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015 photo, rime ice extends horizontally from a metal pole at the summit of Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire. Rime ice forms in the direction of the wind driven fog that often blows across the summit at hurricane force. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)
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Best of The Washington Post Photography 2014

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Participants sing hymns as the sun attempts to break through clouds as the Capitol Church leads the 36th annual sunrise Easter service at the Lincoln Memorial on April, 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
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Washington Welcomes Marijuana

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Julian Rodriguez, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales in the state. (Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)
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Panda Cub Make Public Debuts at Washington and Taipei City Zoos


1. Bao Bao, the Giant Panda cub is seen by the media for the first time January 6, 2014 inside his glass enclosure at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, a few days before going on display to the general public. Bao Bao was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo August 2, 2013. (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

A Look into the Minds, or Rather, Desks, of Washington Art Notables

Photographer E. Brady Robinson photographs the desks of art notables in Washington. The assorted objects and clutter, or lack thereof, speak volumes about the desks’ owners.

Photographer E. Brady Robinson sits at one of the two desks in her apartment. Robinson decided to take pictures of desks while wandering around the offices of the Cultural Development Corporation, which hired her to take staff photos for an annual report. (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post) Continue reading »