Talk about an odd couple. Davis Jr. was in attendance back in 1963 for the March on Washington (we posted a photo earlier). Here, Nixon is granting Sammy Davis, Jr. membership to the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity. Source: ...
It’s been a glut of Capitol Building photos this week, but I’m sure you’re okay with that. Especially, since they’re amazing old photos. Here’s another great night shot of the building in the rain, this time from 1919. Source: Library ...
We posted a cool night photo of the Capitol from 1921. We found another great one, this time from 1907. This was taken by Ernest Crandall. They never get old do they? Source: Library of Congress
Here’s a fascinating old photo from President Ford’s Administration. It was taken on August 10th, 1974. That’s important because Nixon resigned the previous day (remember, Nixon’s not a crook). Is it just me, or does he seem to be a ...
Holy awesome photo. This one was labeled as the Washington Monument on Armistice Night, November 25th, 1921. We posted another Armistice-related photo a while back, but this one beats it. What a terrific photo, and a vastly different Washington Monument ...
This photo is awesome. It was taken in 1921, from the steps of the Library of Congress. And, if you like it, you’re sure to like this one, and this one. Source: Library of Congress
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
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.