1930s

Aerial view of U.S. Capitol and crowd on the grounds of the east front of the U.S. Capitol, during the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

Check out this amazing old photo of FDR's inauguration and then compare it to this one of Eisenhower and this of Obama. Source: dullshick
Washington tenements, Nov. 1935.

Any idea where this photo was taken? Our alleys no longer look like this, but at one point, many people used to live in...
February 1930. Washington, D.C. "Army Airship C-41 lands on Mall and airmen, led by Brigadier General William J. Flood of the 19th Airship Company, place wreath at Lincoln Memorial, honoring Lincoln's Birthday."

Check out this cool image from 1930. This is a military C-41 blimp floating near the Lincoln Memorial in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday....

With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share...
VIEW OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT FROM THE VICINITY OF CAPITAL OVERLOOK, 1932. - George Washington Memorial Parkway, Along Potomac River from McLean to Mount Vernon, VA, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA

Here is a photo looking at the Washington Monument from the vantage point of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Source: Library of Congress It looks like...
Looking west on G Street NW from 13th Street showing the commercial buildings on the northwest corner of the intersection including the Church of the Epiphany.

This is what the area around today's Metro Center looked like in 1930. This photo shows 13th and G St. on May 9th, 1930....
Dominican Republic Legation

Here's an old photo of Warder Mansion taken in 1937. This is the castle-like building at 2633 16th St. NW, just north of Euclid....
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...
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

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