This is a view of Meridian Hill Park, back when it was pretty rough. It was once a beautiful and amazing park, and now it’s getting back to being a great place to spend some time on sunny weekends. Source: ...
This photo of the Georgetown waterfront was probably taken in the 1910s or 1920s. You’re not going to see any drunk Georgetown students wandering around in this one. Source: Library of Congress
One of our original readers, Ben, sent along a link to a great Flickr collection of D.C. postcards. You have to check them out. Below is one of our favorites, showing the Connecticut Avenue Bridge, looking south, in 1911.
Here’s a shot of the area around Gallery Place today. This is looking at the north side of F St. between 6th and 7th. Source: Library of Congress
Check out this great series of photos of the National Cathedral under construction. Most of these photos were taken between 1932 or 1933. Source: Library of Congress
What a cool street scene on Pennsylvania Ave. This was taken some time in the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
Here’s a photo of Logan Circle, probably some time in the 1920s (though it was named Iowa Circle until 1930). Source: Library of Congress
Meridian Hill Park was largely the vision of Mary Foote Henderson. So, we have her to thank for the great park sitting at the crest of 16th and Euclid with a sweeping view of the city. It’s one of the ...
We can’t remember if we’ve posted this photo in the past, but it’s such a good one, that it doesn’t really matter. Source: Library of Congress
How cool is this old photo? Check out the White House as it looked in the late 19th century. It appears to be a view of a much more tree-laden southern view of the mansion. Source: Library of Congress Can ...
Here’s a cool old photograph taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston showing Riggs Bank and the Department of Justice. Source: Library of Congress
Whoa. This one is amazing. James Buchanan was the president when this photo was taken — unless it was early that year, then it was Franklin Pierce. Source: Library of Congress The conservatory was eventually demolished to be replaced by ...
This is a photo taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston of the original Hay-Adams house. Source: Library of Congress
Have you ever seen a photo of the White House stables? We haven’t actually come across one until we found this at the Library of Congress. How cool is this? The photo was taken by Lewis Emory Walker in 1857 ...
Check out this great old photograph from 1907. It shows the North Portico of the White House after a winter snow on February 18th, 1907. Source: Library of Congress
Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in 1904. Source: Library of Congress
Check this out. A much more bucolic and rural looking K St. over Rock Creek in 1907. Source: Library of Congress
This beautiful old home is the Whittemore House (check out their website) on New Hampshire Ave. NW, just off of Dupont Circle. It still stands today as the Women’s National Democratic Club (check out their website). What a great photo, ...
Check this old photo out. It was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston around the turn of the 20th century. Source: Library of Congress
Thanks to GoDCer Jim for sending this in via Facebook. His cousin Catherine has it hanging on her wall, and it’s a photo of the opening of the V Drive at Treasury on April 21st, 1919.