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The Silver Sightseer: Washington D.C.’s Air-Conditioned Tourist Trolley
The Silver Sightseer streetcar gave cool, narrated tours of Washington D.C.'s famous landmarks in the late 1950s. Read about this one-of-a-kind, air-conditioned trolley that was specially decorated before it tragically burned down years later when the streetcar system closed.
military men in Washington, DC circa 1918
Uncovering the Historical Significance Behind This Captivating Photo from the Early 20th Century
In this captivating photo from the early 20th century, a group of men and one woman are intently watching an aerial display. Learn the story behind this snapshot and the historical context surrounding it, captured by renowned photographers Harris & Ewing.
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Prohibition Officer Charged With Drunk Driving
A rum squad MPD prohibition officer was arrested for drunk driving in 1930. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
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Western High School in 1919
Back then it was called Western High School. Washington had that school north of Georgetown, Eastern High School near Capitol Hill and Central High School just north of U St.
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Reliving the Fourth of July in Washington, DC - 1919
Relive the Fourth of July in Washington, DC, way back in 1919 with these amazing photos from the Library of Congress. Take a step back in time!
Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower in 1957
Reliving a Special Moment: President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth in a Lincoln Cosmopolitan, 1957
Relive a special moment in history with this wonderful old photo of President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth in a Lincoln Cosmopolitan in 1957. See the three photos taken that day here.
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The Little Green House on K Street
At 16th and K St. NW, there once sat a three story Victorian town home, the site of corrupt political dealings within the Harding administration, This is its story.
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Unraveling the Mystery of the Smokestack on Capitol Hill
Discover the mystery of the smokestack on Capitol Hill! An image sent to us by GoDCer Geoff and a satellite view from Google Maps help us to unravel this mystery. Check out the 1921 Baist map and share your thoughts in the comments!
Two girls view the cherry blossoms at night from the Tidal Basin, undated, Scurlock Studio. Scurlock Studio Records, c. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Neg. no. 2008-4935.
Exploring a Rare Photograph of the Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms
Discover a rare photograph of the Washington Monument and cherry blossoms taken in the 1940s or 1950s. We dug this photo up in the Smithsonian Archives. Explore this beautiful picture!
Proposed design for Smithsonian Institution Building by John Notman, north front elevation. It is a Gothic design with three stories, a central tower/cupola, crenellated embattlements, and symmetrical wings. The design was submitted for the competition sponsored by the Building Committee of the Board of Regents, December 23, 1846
Exploring the Proposed Design for the Smithsonian Castle in 1846
Discover the proposed design for the Smithsonian Castle from 1846. Learn about the Gothic design with three stories, a central tower/cupola, crenellated embattlements, and symmetrical wings from the Building Committee of the Board of Regents.
Capitol at night
Unveiling the Splendor of the United States Capitol Building: A Photo From 1918-1920
Explore the beauty of the United States Capitol Building in this stunning photo from 1918-1920. Take a look at this amazing piece of history and learn more about its significance.
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Discovering Historic Apartment Listings From 1932 - How Many Buildings Do You Recognize?
Take a journey back in time with these 1932 apartment listings. See any buildings that you recognize, or maybe lived in? Add your commentary below and share your discoveries!
Washington Monument at night
A Nighttime Look at the Washington Monument
Behold the majestic Washington Monument at night! Learn more about this incredible structure and its history from the Ghosts of DC blog. Photo from the Library of Congress.
Whittemore House in 1900
Exploring the Whittemore House and the Women's National Democratic Club in 1900
Take a look back in time to 1900 and explore the Whittemore House and the Women's National Democratic Club with these beautiful historical photos. Check out the websites to learn more about the amazing history of these locations!
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The Debate Over the Proposed Watergate Towne Complex Along the Potomac River in 1962
In May 1962, a proposed development along the Potomac River caused much debate. The Watergate Towne complex was set to be built, but the proposed height of the structures was a point of contention. Read more about this debate here.

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