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map of Alexandria County in 1879

1879 Map of Alexandria County

The treasure trove of maps held by the Library of Congress gave us this awesome map of Alexandria County (i.e., Arlington County today) from 1879.

1879 Smithsonian Construction

This great old photo shows the Arts and Industries Building on the Mall under construction in 1879. And below we found an interesting 1878 rendering

1917. Arlington, Virginia. "Fort Myer officer training camp mess." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

The Smiling Army Cook

Great photo. You can’t help but smile back when you look at it. The guy in the photo is an army cook at Ft. Myer