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Evening star., May 07, 1904

This cool old advertisement from 1904 shows some homes at 11th and D St. NE for sale. It looks like each building sold for...
The Washington times., May 31, 1903, Magazine Features

This great old advertisement from The Washington Times was printed in 1913. Click on it for some great details and read through the copy. Source: Library...
The nation's capital circa 1933. "View of Washington Monument at night in Reflecting Pool." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

This beautiful old photograph of the Washington Monument, lit up at night, was taken in 1933. Click on it for some great details. Source: Shorpy

I just went to Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) in Petworth for the first time the other day to grab drinks and some...
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On July 27th, 1909, Orville Wright sets the flight duration record at Ft. Myer. The flight was over 40 miles with an average speed...
Treasury Building in 1860

Do you recognize the Treasury Building? This photo shows it back in 1860, before the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress
Old Spanish Embassy at 1521 New Hampshire Ave. NW

This photo of the old Spanish Embassy is from 1911, showing the building at 1521 New  Hampshire Ave. NW, just north of Dupont Circle....
October 1935. Washington, D.C. "Capital Transit buses, F and 13th sts. NW." Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street.

This fascinating old photograph shows Washington at 13th and F St. NW in 1935. This area today is Metro Center. Click on it for...
Old State Department Building, corner 15 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue - photo taken during the Civil War

We posted a great old photo of the old State Department Building earlier. Here's another, similar angle photo of the building, but much clearer....
Old State Department Building in 1857

This is the oldest known photo of the U.S. Department of State. The photo is from 1857 and shows the old State Department building,...
1921 aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Who recognizes parts of this view of Washington, D.C. from 1921? Click on it for a larger, more detailed version. Source: Library of Congress
Washington during the Civil War

Check out this cool photo of the city back in 1861. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress