1930s Postcards: Daybreak Over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library’s Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites.

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Daybreak over Washington, D.C.
Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

Source: Flick user Boston Public Library

Here is another great one, showing the Washington Monument.

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The Washington Monument at night
The Washington Monument at night

Source: Flickr user Boston Public Library

And another great one of the Capitol Building.

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The Capitol Building at night
The Capitol Building at night

Source: Flickr user Boston Public Library

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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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