The Capitol Building

Capitol at night

How beautiful is this image of the Capitol Building? It was taken between 1918 and 1920. Source: Library of Congress

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,...

view of the Capitol at night in the snow (1907)

We posted a cool night photo of the Capitol from 1921. We found another great one, this time from 1907. This was taken by Ernest Crandall. They never get old do they? Source: Library of Congres...

Night view in rain [of Capitol] taken from steps [Neptune Plaza] of Library of Congress

This photo is awesome. It was taken in 1921, from the steps of the Library of Congress. And, if you like it, you're sure to like this one, and this one. Source: Library of Congress

Capitol Dome being painted

What a cool photo. This was taken on August 26th, 1922, when this gentleman was hanging from the top of the Capitol to paint it. Source: Library of Congress

Capitol Building in 1924

Wow. What an incredible photo from 1924. Source: Boston Public Library Okay, so the title might be a little exaggeration, but it's close right?

National Mall

Here's a cool shot of the National Mall, as viewed from the Washington Monument in 1936. Source: Cornell University

View from the Capitol Roof

Not many of us get to see Washington, DC from the roof of the Capitol. None of us ever got to see the view in 1861, but here's the next best thing. Taken in 1861, this is looking north. The cursive...

Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library's Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites. Source: Flick user Boston Public Library Here is another great one, sh...

advertisement for bricklayers in 1853

This is so cool. Montgomery C. Meigs placed an advertisement in the Daily Evening Star on August 1st, 1853, exactly 160 years ago today. Meigs was seeking skilled bricklayers to help in the expansion ...

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