What an amazing photograph from the 1860s. Thanks again to the Library of Congress for this one.

east front of the Capitol Building
east front of the Capitol Building
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Source: Library of Congress

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.
  • DC20009

    With Horatio Greenough’s shocking dirty statue of George Washington still banished to the lawn.

  • ET

    Every time I see exterior shots feature that statue I just have to smile.