Incredibly Detailed 1924 Photo of the U.S. Patent Office’s Interior

Take a look at this great afternoon photo. The detail is amazing when you click to zoom in on it.

This is the old U.S. Patent Office in 1924, the building that currently serves as the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery.

U.S. Patent Office interior in 1924
U.S. Patent Office interior in 1924

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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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