Afternoon Photo: Old Post Office at 8th and E St. NW
Following up on our Postal Service theme from earlier today, here’s a great afternoon photo for you to stare at for a bit. It’s a daguerreotype taken by John Plumbe in 1846 featuring the post office at 8th and E St. NW (now the Hotel Monaco).
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Thanks again to the Library of Congress for their excellent archives.
- Anonymous World War II Couple Visits Unknown Soldier (ghostsofdc.org)
- Earliest Photograph of the White House (ghostsofdc.org)
- Walter Spangenberg of Woodrow Wilson High School Cadet Corps (ghostsofdc.org)
- Library of Congress: Oldest Federal Cultural Institution in America (ghostsofdc.org)