1900s

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 Roosevelt did, scaring his family and the Secret Service ha...

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, 1907. Source: Library of Congress

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 1904.     Source: Library...

1907 view of K St. bridge

Check this out. A much more bucolic and rural looking K St. over Rock Creek in 1907. Source: Library of Congress

Whittemore House in 1900

This beautiful old home is the Whittemore House (check out their website) on New Hampshire Ave. NW, just off of Dupont Circle. It still stands today as the Women's National Democratic Club (check out ...

Franklin School in 1900

Check this old photo out. It was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston around the turn of the 20th century.   Source: Library of Congress

Western High School in 1900

Here's an old photo of Western High School taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. The photo is from about 1900 and today, the building houses the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Source: Library...

Welcome to map week! We're going to share a map every morning with the GoDC community. Check this great map out. It shows Judiciary Square as it looked in 1903 with the Pension Building (National B...

Portion of "Map of the District of Columbia" No. D-287, Commission on the Improvement of the Park System, 1901

Here's a map of Washington that we found from 1901. Being over 100 years old, you'll see quite a few things missing. Teddy Roosevelt Bridge hadn't been built, neither had the Lincoln or Jefferson memo...

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