Archive for April, 2014
Taken near the corner of 14th & Good Hope Road SE. Photo by John Muller.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22799
Waterfront fire, probably burning of the Washington Navy Yard, 1814, Anacostia River, Washington, D.C. by WIlliam Thornton
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-5761
“DEATH BY LIGHTNING.” – During the storm yesterday a little boy named Vermillion, an orphan, about 14 years of age, was killed by lightning at the Good Hope Road Tavern, on the hill east of the Anacostia bridge. The lightning struck the tree in front of the tavern and the little fellow was standing under it for shelter at the time.”
Evening Star, “Death By Lightning,” 13 July, 1863, p.3