Incredible Aerial Views of D.C. From Anacostia

Here is a great series of photographs, showing Washington in the 1960s, as viewed from the east.

view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
view of Washington from the east
 

More from Ghosts of DC

Picture of Washington (1840)

Making Sense of D.C. Taxes in 1840

I’m reading a very interesting book about Washington published in 1840 titled “A Picture of Washington.” I just got to the part where it starts

Taken by Sidney Duff in Washington, DC. Union Station was completed in October 1908. Here, only one of the six statues have been installed over the entrance. Another photo from the set shows the Tidal Basin frozen over, causing me to guess that this is January 1908.

Union Station Under Construction

This is a terrific photo that we dug up on Flickr. It shows Union Station under construction in the early 1900s. We also cross-posted this

The Little Green House on K Street

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng  At a first glance, there is nothing monumental about 1625 K Street NW. A bland building

rates of advertising for The National Republican in 1860

Price of Advertising in 1860

Do you work in the newspaper or media world? You will find this fascinating. These are the ad rates for The National Republican in 1861.

Smithsonian Castle in the 1870s (Shorpy)

Why Is It Named The Smithsonian?

Some of you may not be aware of this, but an Englishman, who had never set foot in America, provided the financial backing for the

Map of Thomas Circle in 1888

This is cool. It’s the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the area around Thomas Circle in 1888. The yellow buildings are wooden frame structures and