1900s

Howard University football in 1904

Check out this cool photo of Howard University's football team in 1904. GoDCer Andy sent this in after checking out this cool post about Georgetown Prep's basketball team. St. John's College is now St...

Wide view of the Old Harvard Street Bridge across Rock Creek Park taken from the south (down creek) side. A dirt road with a log fence appears on the right.

Do you know where the Harvard St. Bridge is? I couldn't place it until I looked it up, and obviously, it's the bridge at the end of Harvard St. within the National Zoo. Pretty obvious, right? Anyway, ...

View of four boats in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal lined up to cross the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge. The boats are owned by the Canal Towage Co. (misspelled "Towace). The postcard's reverse is stamped "Sunday Magazine April 16, 1933."

Here's a great shot of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1909. Source: Dig DC

First Congregational Church in 1909

Here's a wonderful old photo that we dug up at Dig DC. It shows the First Congregational Church at 9th and G St. in 1909. Source: Dig DC

1907 map of Brightwood

Here's a terrific old map of the area around Brightwood in 1907. GoDCer Ian emailed about this a while ago and we finally got around to sharing it. Enjoy!

1907 map

Here's a really great old map of the area surrounding the National Cathedral. Check out how the land was owned by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Also, notice the land owned by F...

1907 map of Chevy Chase area

We found this cool 1907 map of Chevy Chase, showing a much more rural, pre-developed area. It looks like the Shoemaker family owned quite a bit of land in the area back then. Source: Library of...

These are amazing. Take your time studying them because there are so many incredible details in them. Click on them for larger versions. Below is one showing the waterfront. This one is pretty ...

Long-distance view of the Government Printing Office on the northwest corner of North Capitol and G Streets NW showing structures in the 600 block of North Capitol and a streetcar heading south on North Capitol.

Here is a really cool old photo of the Government Printing Office off of North Capitol St. Source: Dig DC Don't miss this great story that we wrote about a man who worked at the GPO and his ...

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