Amazing Old Color Photos of D.C. Circa 1941

These are some great photos I came across on Flickr. These are from the Library of Congress, taken around 1941 or 1942, during the early days of World War II. They really depict a different D.C., although the houses look pretty much the same — yet strikingly like Philadelphia. The ones on Flickr aren’t all of D.C., but they’re worth checking out.

Rowhouses corner of N and Union St SW
Row houses corner of N and Union St SW

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Children on rowhouse steps
Children on row house steps
Children in the street
Children in the street

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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