Daily Archives: Aug 20, 2012

Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (National Archives)

Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out ... Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it's called...

This is a guest post by Rick. He also wrote a good one on the alley dwellings in Foggy Bottom. In recent years here in Washington pork has...

Isometrical view of the Presidents House, the surrounding public buildings, and private residences - 1984 (LIbrary of Congress)

This is a cool drawing that we found in the Library of Congress' archives. It's centered on the White House, showing the surrounding area...

Map of the city of Washington D.C. : established as the permanent seat of the government of the U.S. of Am. / James Keily, surveyor. - 1851 (Library of Congress)

What an amazing old map of Washington, D.C. in 1851. I found this gem on the Library of Congress' website. Click on it for...

Herbert and Lou Hoover on footbridge at Rapidan Camp

Stories like this are great. We forget that the men and women we read about in history books and Wikipedia were also normal people...

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