Stunning 1905 Landscape Photographs of Pennsylvania Avenue

What a beautiful photograph. This was taken by the Rotograph Company in 1905 with a eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol.

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eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue
eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue

Source: Library of Congress

Below is the opposite westward view down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol.

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westward view down Pennsylvania Avenue
westward view down Pennsylvania Avenue

Source: Library of Congress

And here is the final Rotograph image we came across, showing the Treasury Department, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Pennsylvania Avenue view of the Treasury Department
Pennsylvania Avenue view of the Treasury Department

Source: Library of Congress

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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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  • Sheila Gilbert

    Did you notice the swing set in the lower right corner?

  • Salzburgyank

    I wish stores still had awnings. in many important respects, like wearing hats and buying in bulk from dry goods stores, people were so much more sensible than we are today