Capital City of the World’s Greatest Nation as It Looks From an Airplane

That’s a really long title, but this is an awesome old photograph of Washington, from the air, taken on August 29th, 1924.

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Washington, DC from the air in 1924
Washington, DC from the air 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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  • Old Kid 39

    Must not have been a “no fly zone” over the City then.