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Washington during the Civil War

Check out this cool photo of the city back in 1861. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
1932 parade in Washington, D.C.

Here are two photos showing a parade in the District. Source: Library of Congress Source: Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. in the 1910s

Does anyone out there recognize where this photo was taken in 1910 the 1920s? Click on it for greater details and put you thoughts...
Woodrow Wilson revived the tradition of the oral State of the Union address (1913)

The last State of the Union was in 1800 by our second president, John Adams. Thomas Jefferson began the tradition of passing along the...
Capital Transit demonstration run of a Twin Coach articulated bus (a model they did not end up using), April 3, 1948. This turnaround is still used by buses today [photo by Robert S. Crockett].

Check this out. It looks as it does today, minus the Toddle House in the background which is now Mama Ayesha's. Source: Flickr user rockcreek
Photo of Metro Center in 1973

Check out this great set of photos from 1973, showing construction of Metro Center underground. Also, don't miss these other great old Metro photos showing Dupont...

It's really hard to believe, but today marks four years since we started Ghosts of DC and it's been a fun ride thanks to...
Washington Monument in 1928

This stunning old photo of the Washington Monument was taken in 1928. Click on it for even more incredible details. Source Library of Congress
Aerial view of U.S. Capitol in 1922

These cool old photos shows the city back in 1922, as seen from the air. Source: Boston Public Library Source: Boston Public Library
Hall and Elvans' subdivision of Meridian Hill in 1867

We posted a cool old property map of Columbia Heights the other day. Today, we're showing you something that we dug up showing an...
View of Rosslyn over the Key Bridge in 1964

This old photo is over 50 years old, showing what Rosslyn looked like from Georgetown in 1964. Source: Library of Congress
Looking east at construction on Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Note the statue on the partially-constructed pedestal just to the right of the abutments (bottom center). The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts erected this mock-up to determine how high statues on the piers of the bridge should be.

This beautiful old photo shows the construction of Memorial Bridge looking from D.C. towards Arlington National Cemetery. The photo is dated May 15th, 1928. Source:...