Afternoon Photo: View North from the Smithsonian Faces & Places of Yesterday, Guest Posts Thu Aug 30th, 2012 2 Comments Pass the afternoon by studying this photo close up. Amazing detail, including a view of the Willard Hotel as well as the Old Post Office. Washington, D.C., circa 1904. “North from the Smithsonian Institution.” Landmarks include the Willard Hotel at left and Old Post Office tower. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Like Ghosts of DC on Facebook Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1900s, Old Post Office, The Willard Hotel Amazon.com Widgets GoPanthers Love this photo. I like the Mall full of trees and winding shaded paths, more than the sun-scorched baren landing strip we have today. http://ghostsofdc.org/ Ghosts of DC crazy how different it looks right?