Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Childs around 1917

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng Before the modern fast food restaurant, there was Childs Restaurant. Childs was a chain that originated...

Heurich Brewery in 1910

This is a great old photo of the Heurich Brewery, taken in 1910. The brewery stood on the current site of the Kennedy Center. Source:...

VIEW OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT FROM THE VICINITY OF CAPITAL OVERLOOK, 1932. - George Washington Memorial Parkway, Along Potomac River from McLean to Mount Vernon, VA, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA

Here is a photo looking at the Washington Monument from the vantage point of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Source: Library of Congress It looks like...

aerial view of East Potomac Park

Here is a cool aerial view of East Potomac Park and Hains Point. Source: Library of Congress By the way, do you know why it's called...

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Street scene, 15th and G Streets near Riggs National Bank." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Photos like this can suck up an hour of my time. I just love looking at these. Click on it for a larger version. This...

Thomas Circle in 1943

This is a photo of Thomas Circle in April of 1943. Don't forget to check out this post on how the circle looked in...

Hyattsville Hardware in 1940

This is a terrific old photo of Hyattsville Hardware taken in June of 1940. The building still stands at 5123 Baltimore Ave. Source: Library of...

Washington, D.C. Corner store which is patronized by Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman

GoDCers, check this out. It's a photo taken in August of 1942 showing two buildings on 11th St. The photo was taken from Ella...

F Street in the 1910s - Harris & Ewing

This is an incredible old photo of F Street some time in the mid-1910s. Source: Library of Congress Check out this great photo of F Street from...

If you don't live in or close to 16th Street Heights, you probably don't know where it is. Okay, you know it's near 16th...

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