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This drawing is a plan of the U.S. Senate chamber for the Thirtieth Congress. Source: Duke University

Congressional pages have snowball fight in 1923

How fun is this old photo taken on December 14th, 1923? It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both...

proposed underground streetcar system - 1912

Much to our surprise, when doing some research on Metro and subway history in our city, we came across and article printed in The Washington...

freshman members of Congress 1947

Whoa, this is cool. If you haven't seen this before, it's a photo from 1947 when both Kennedy and Nixon were member of the...

the Capitol Building

Don't blame Washington for the failures of a dysfunctional Congress. We don't blame the city of New York for the financial implosion of 2008....

a proposed map of the federal district in Washington (1970)

Now this is interesting. It's part of the ongoing debate about home rule here, as well as D.C. statehood. How can we really be...

Members of the Republican baseball team of the House of Representatives parading around the field at American League Parkvideo

This is a rather strange photo. It's of the Republican Congressional baseball team parading around the field at American League Park. The photo was taken...

Providence Hospital in the early 1900s (Library of Congress)

The hospital still exists, but it's no longer in the original location. Providence Hospital once stood between 2nd and 3rd St. and D and...

This is another great photo, again from the Library of Congress. The caption states that it is the counting of electoral votes for the...

This is a guest post by Rick. He also wrote a good one on the alley dwellings in Foggy Bottom. In recent years here in Washington pork has...

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