Daily Archives: Mar 12, 2012

The Unknown Soldier’s Arrival in Color (1921)

Unknown Soldier from World War I being taken from the USS Olympia at the Washington Navy Yard and transported to the US Capitol to lay in state (DC Public Commons)

Here’s a haunting and solemn colorized photo from 1921, much like the Lincoln photo I posted a while back. The Unknown Soldier from World War I had just arrived by ship at the Washington Navy Yard. The body was interred …

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Great Old Photos of the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Castle in the 1870s (Shorpy)

I came across so many wonderful old photos of the Smithsonian Castle while poking around different archives online. Here’s a sample of some of the best ones from trolling the Internet. Related articles The Smithsonian Castle … Lazy Saturday Afternoon …

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