Incredible Aerial Views of D.C. From Anacostia

Here is a great series of photographs, showing Washington in the 1960s, as viewed from the east.

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view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
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view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
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view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
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view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east

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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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  • Just a quick note — none of these are actually views from Anacostia. Anacostia is the relatively contained neighborhood directly across the Anacostia River from the Washington Navy Yard, bounded generally by the river, Good Hope Road, Howard Road, and Fort Stanton Park.

  • ET

    My house is somewhere in that 3rd photo

  • Sheila

    I know that the 3rd photo is where Barney Circle used to be. On the left of that circle is Congressional Cemetery, and across the street from there is where my old boyfriend lived and next to it, is where his mother and sisters lived. Ariel view right over the Sousa bridge looking at Pennsylvania Ave. Sure wish the streetcars were still in that circle.

  • Sheila

    Correction, on the RIGHT of that circle, not the left.