Rare, Stunning 1863 Photo of Capitol Building

This incredible old photo of the Capitol Building shows it just after the new dome was completed in 1863.

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Capitol, Washington, D.C., north-east view. Dome and front unfinished, June 28, 1863.
Capitol, Washington, D.C., north-east view. Dome and front unfinished, June 28, 1863.

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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  • Jessica Ferrer

    Imagine, such a stunning building where lately nothing is ever accomplished!!!