1900s

1909 map of Observatory Circle

Here is a cool map of the area around the current Vice President's residence off of Mass. Ave. This is what the same area looks...
Rhode Island Ave. 1904

Do you recognize where this is on Rhode Island Ave.? GoDCer Andy sent in a plethora of great material some time back and this...

Here's a great old photo. I was unaware that Geronimo came to Washington in 1905 and participated in Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural parade (see some...
1903 map of Foggy Bottom

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was...
1907 map of Gallaudet University

This is a map from 1907 showing the area around today's Union Market and Gallaudet University. Source: Library of Congress
N. Moore & 19th - Source: rosslynva.org

Rosslyn and Arlington weren't always great places to be, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many parts were quite bleak, and...

This is clearly a headline that we wouldn't see today. Sasha and Malia wouldn't wander off the White House grounds the way young Quentin...
The White House at night

Check out this great old photograph from 1907. It shows the North Portico of the White House after a winter snow on February 18th,...
Washington street

Here's an old photo from the early 20th century. Can you identify the block? Add your thoughts in the comments below. Source: Library of Congress
New Willard's lobby

Here is a great series of photos taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. They show the New Willard around the time of its completion in...

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