Incredible Color Photo From Southwest D.C. During World War II

This photo is from 1942 and it speaks for itself. Stunning.

N and Union St. SW (1942)
N and Union St. SW (1942)

It’s courtesy of Shorpy again. Best … site … ever. I should add that this is color, not colorized like the Lincoln photo.

 

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Hotel Washington entrance

Three Stories From Hotel Washington

If you've lived in D.C. for a while, you'll remember the good old days when the W Hotel was actually Hotel Washington, the historic and storied hotel near the White House. I remember having quite a few pleasant lunches on the roof, with a spectacular view of the Washington Monument and the President's house.

Potomac bathing beauties (1920)

Potomac Bathing Beach Beauties

These ladies look like they’re having a great time hanging out at the old Tidal Basin bathing beach. That would be an absolutely nasty place

map of Falls Church in 1879

Maps of Falls Church in 1879

Who loves maps? We love maps! If you’re in Falls Church, you’re going to love these maps from 1879. The one below is a larger

Metro Center today

1969 Vision of Metro Center

Well over 30,000 passengers pass through Metro Center every single day, and upwards of 9.7 million do each year. It is the hub of Washington’s

1887 map of Rockville

1887 Map of Rockville

Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two

Glover Park advertisement

Glover Park Homes: $8,950 Upward

Check out this great old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on October 9th, 1927. Those were the good old days. Some have Frigidaire!