Afternoon Photo: View North from the Smithsonian

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. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
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.

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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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  • 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.