1930s

July 1937. "Parking lot in Washington, D.C." Medium-format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration.

Hey GoDCers ... where is this parking lot from 1937? Go ahead and click on it for a larger version. Put your thoughts in the comments below. Source: Shorpy

1935. Washington, D.C. "View looking down from U.S. Capitol dome, West Front." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

This photo is going to give you vertigo. It's a view looking down from the Capitol Dome. Click on it for greater details. Source: Shorpy

Embassy of Cuba in 1937

What a great old shot of the Cuban Embassy at 2630 16th St. NW. Source: Library of Congress

1932 Washington Post apartment listings

Here's an old page from The Washington Post on Sunday, July 3rd, 1932 showing the apartment listings for that weekend. Click on it for a larger image and see if you recognize any of the old buildings,...

View of commercial building on the northeast corner of B Street (later Constitution Avenue) and 7th Street NW. An automobile in the foreground has an Esso advertising cover on its spare tire that reads, "ESSO THE GIANT POWER FUEL." - February 1st, 1931

Back in 1931, Constitution Avenue was called B Street. Read about why it was named Constitution Ave. and when. Source: Dig DC

View looking west on New York Avenue NW from 13th Street and taking in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and the commercial buildings on H Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets. The time on the church steeple clock is 10:55 a.m.

This photo was taken precisely at 10:55 a.m. that day, according to the clock in the photo. Click on it for a larger, more detailed version. Source: Dig DC

13th and G St.

Check out this amazing old photo of G St. at 13th St. in 1930. The photo was taken on May 25th, 1930. Source: Dig DC

Circa 1932. "United Food Stores." Whitman's Market at A and Sixth streets S.E. in Washington. National Photo Company safety film negative.

This is a great old photo of the United Food Stores market at 6th and A St. SE in 1932. Source: Shorpy And, below is the same building today on Google Street View.

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the inscription at the top: "Repaired 1934, National Park Service, Department o...

This is so cool. Make sure you click on it for greater details and scan through the whole thing. See any buildings that you recognize, or maybe lived in? Add your commentary below!

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