Here’s an interesting trio of celebrities in attendance at the ’63 March on Washington. Sammy Davis Jr., Charlton Heston, and Harry Belafonte. Source: Library of Congress email
What an excellent photo. It’s labeled as being sometime between 1900 and 1920. Any GoDCers out there able to pinpoint the actual date? Source: Library of Congress
These are two amazing images that we dug up on the Internet. The first shows the construction of a concrete foundation for the structure. The second shows the team digging down to make the foundation. Source: Digital History Project
This is a great print done by Charles Magnus, sometime in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress
This is now the National Building Museum. What an amazing photo. Source: Shorpy
This is a great find. It shows the White House as viewed from the South Lawn before the Truman renovation. Source: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
This is amazing. Look how crisp the photo is. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
Here’s a shot that’s probably impossible to get today — unless you’re flying on Marine One. Source: Library of Congress
Here’s a great old photo from 1976. It shows the Willard Hotel, looking northwest across 14th St. Source: Library of Congress
This is a terrific old photo that we found on Flickr. It shows the Lincoln Memorial as viewed across the Memorial Bridge from Virginia. Source: Library of Congress on Flickr
We came across some interesting history while digging through the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia. David Levy Yulee, of Florida, was not only one of the first senators from that state, but he was also the first Jewish senator. He ...
This is a cool old painting from the early 19th century. It shows the Capitol Building as it would have looked during the first decade of the 1800s. Source: Library of Congress
Check out this great photo from the 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was held at the new D.C. Stadium (now RFK).
Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963 with a quote from President Kennedy.
We posted the interior photos yesterday, and today we’re posting the exterior ones. Source: U.S. National Archives
We found these great photos at the National Archives. These document the major renovation project undertaken during President Truman’s administration. Source: U.S. National Archives
This is a fascinating old article from The Washington Post, printed on Thursday, november 6th, 1975. Dick Cheney was about to replace Donald Rumsfeld as President Ford’s Chief of Staff. The second most powerful office in the White House changed hands ...
Some of you may not know or remember that Donald Rumsfeld was once a Congressman from Illinois, representing the 13th district. He was elected in 1962 and served from 1963 until 1969, and then went on to do a few ...
What a cool photo. This was taken on August 26th, 1922, when this gentleman was hanging from the top of the Capitol to paint it. Source: Library of Congress
How cool is this old photo? I’m not sure when this was taken. Clearly some time in the 1960s. Maybe you guys can help? Source: groovysixties.tumblr.com