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 ...
Here’s a photo that we dug up from the Library of Congress. It shows a procession in the summer of 1913 coming from Hyattsville to DC to present a petition to Congress.
Here’s a photo from March 4th, 1917. This was the date of Woodrow Wilson’s second Inauguration and the women picketing the East Wing of the White House are part of the National Women’s Party demanding a woman’s right to vote. ...
Below are two photos from a 1913 women’s suffrage meeting on 15th St.
Wow, this one is great. I wish I had a higher resolution version of this. This looks like a view up 15th Street with the Treasury Department on the left. Source: old-pictures.com
I don’t remember if this one was posted, but it’s amazing. It shows the city as it looked in 1915. Yes, the image below looks miniature … click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
This is now the National Building Museum. What an amazing photo. Source: Shorpy
This is what a traffic jam looked like on 15th St. right next to the Treasury Department around 1915. These two photos were from the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Source: Library of Congress
I can’t make out the sign above the door at left, can you? I’d like to do a little digging on this collapsed building. The photo is labeled as “1913 Washington, DC storm.” Source: old-pictures.com
This is a shot of some ladies playing baseball on the Mall. Yes, baseball … not softball. The photo is dated October 10th, 1919. Source: Library of Congress
Currently the W Washington, DC, the Hotel Washington was one of the finest in the city when it was completed. Below is a cool old advertisement from 1918. Source: Library of Congress @GhostsofDC Have you ever done a story on ...
This is a cool photo from 1918, showing a tank rolling through Washington. Any idea where this is? Source: Library of Congress
We thought it would be interesting to do a little research on old members of the Cabinet and see where they used to live. Below we dug up some stories about three Secretaries of War and where they used to ...
The Rough Rider president, Teddy Roosevelt, was a total badass, the likes of which we won’t ever see again in the White House. Below is an article to prove my point. This is a piece printed in The New York Times, ...
Interesting, and yet things never change. I don’t know if that makes you feel better or worse … but, here’s an article written in The Washington Post, exactly 100 years ago today. This article speaks to the same frustrations many express ...
Here’s the first video we’ve made in quite some time. It’s a complition of names and photos of regular Washingtonians who called the District their home between 1912 and 1942. P.S. Sorry for the typo in the video.
This is pretty cool, and our fire engine fans out there will love it. This is what the fire department looked like in 1912. Source: Library of Congress
Check out this cool series of advertisements for Mt. Pleasant, printed in The Washington Times on October 17th, 1915.
We can’t remember if we posted this already, but it doesn’t matter … because it’s sweet. This is a bird’s-eye view of Washington, looking toward the northeast.
Here’s a cool page from the newspaper in 1915. This was printed in The Washington Times on October 19th, of that year.