What a beautiful view of the Mall from the Smithsonian. This was taken in the early 20th century.

view of Mall from Smithsonian
view of Mall from Smithsonian

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.
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    Anyone know what the stately old building just to the left of center is–the one with the flag flying above it?