Notable People & Places

Capitol at night

How beautiful is this image of the Capitol Building? It was taken between 1918 and 1920. Source: Library of Congress

The National Cathedral

This is an old photo from April 2nd, 1925, showing the National Cathedral under construction. Source: Library of Congress And here's one of the interior under construction. Source: Li...

South portico of the White House as seen through entrance from East Executive Ave., N.W.

This is an excellent view of the White House's South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress

The old U.S. Naval Observatory, on the Hilltop in Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C., the current headquarter of BUMED.

This is a really cool film sent to us by GoDCer Michael. Thanks for sending, and sorry it took so long to post!

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the inscription at the top: "Repaired 1934, National Park Service, Department o...

It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This year, bot...

J.P. Morgan in Washington

This is an old photo of J.P. Morgan walking in front of the Capitol Building in 1912. He was in town to testify before the Pujo Committee. Source: Library of Congress

Washington Monument at night

Here's a terrific old photo of the Washington Monument at night. Source: Library of Congress

ladies' waiting room at Union Station

Way back 100ish years ago, women would wait for their train in a separate waiting room at Union Station. Below is a photo of that ladies' waiting room ... which looks extremely sparse. This photo is f...

Our national capital, viewed from the South

We found this cool wood engraving from 1882, meant to depict the National Mall looking from the South. In the image, you can see buildings like the Smithsonian Institution in the lower middle. Off to ...

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