Traffic Around Thomas Circle, Frozen in Time

This is a terrific photo of Thomas Circle around 1921. Click on the image for a larger version, so you can stare at it for a while. These are amazing images dug up on Shorpy.

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Thomas Circle in 1921 (Shorpy)
Thomas Circle in 1921 (Shorpy)

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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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  • So nice! Why do things ever need to change?

  • Anon

    At least they replaced the full Circle a number of years ago.

  • Sheila Gilbert

    Is that a church behind the statue? It still looks the same, and boy is it ever huge. It goes way back, and there are still a lot of very old buildings behind that one. Great Photo!