Panorama of Washington, D.C. in 1865

This is an excellent high resolution photograph of Washington from the Civil War. It’s a view of the city as seen from 14th an B St. NW (i.e., Constitution Ave.) in 1865. Thanks again to the Library of Congress for their amazing archive.

panoramic view of Washington, D.C. in 1865
panoramic view of Washington, D.C. in 1865

Make sure you click on the image for a larger version.

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Le coin de F. Street Washington vis-à-vis nôtre maison été de 1817.

What F Street Looked Like in 1817

Check this out. This is a French drawing from the early 19th century. It looks a little different than today. I don’t see the J.

1947 Washington, D.C.

1947 View of the Capitol

We love streetcars and old photos of the Capitol Building. Here’s one from 1947. Source: Jalopy Journal