Photos: History of the Washington Post

The Washington Post Company announced on Monday, August 5, that it was <a href='http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/05/news/companies/washington-post-bezos/index.html'>selling its newspaper business</a> to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos says he understands "the critical role the Post plays in Washington, D.C., and our nation." Take a look at a brief history of a newspaper that inspired a generation of journalists.

The Washington Post Company announced on Monday, August 5, that it was selling its newspaper business to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos says he understands "the critical role the Post plays in Washington, D.C., and our nation." Take a look at a brief history of a newspaper that inspired a generation of journalists.