Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.
General Post Office from the corner of 8th Street and E Street, NW, Washington, D.C., the shop of Elija Dyer, merchant tailor, on the left

This is an amazing old photo of the General Post Office, which still stands in Gallery Place today. Check out the beautiful image below, which...
Who is the man in the middle?

Can any GoDCer help us identify the man in the middle? GoDCer Josh sent this in back in January and we're now getting around...
Pullman autos are extremely rare. They were mass produced between 1905 and 1917 but less than 30 are known to still exist today.

Check out this great find from Flickr. This shows a series of Pullman autos in front of 445 G St. NW in 1912. Source: William...
Washington tenements, Nov. 1935.

Any idea where this photo was taken? Our alleys no longer look like this, but at one point, many people used to live in...
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...

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