Fantastic 1915 Panorama of the City

I don’t remember if this one was posted, but it’s amazing. It shows the city as it looked in 1915. Yes, the image below looks miniature … click on it for a larger version.

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1915 panorama of Washington, DC
1915 panorama of Washington, DC

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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  • Arlington resident

    Some of you may already know this, but the three (Eiffel looking) towers off to the left of the Washington Monument were Naval radio antennas. They were situated in the vicinity of S. Courthouse Rd and 8th St. in Arlington, VA.

    Among other things, these antennas communicated with the real Eiffel tower, broadcasting time signals for ships at sea!

    There is a fascinating article about them here:

  • Bob

    Looks like it was photographed from the top of the Smithsonian Castle, perhaps?