Bird’s Eye View of the Capitol from Post Office in 1888

This is a terrific old photograph from the Library of Congress. It’s a great view of the Capitol Building from the old post office on F Street (now Hotel Monaco). It was taken by William M. Chase.

view of the Capitol Building in 1888
view of the Capitol Building in 1888
 

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Washington, D.C. in the 1910s

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White House- Washington DC- circa 1950 Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950

The White House in 1950

This beautiful photo of the north side of the White House was taken in 1950. Click on it for more. Source: Martin Archer on Flickr

Today we're leaving the office and taking the streetcar downtown for some shopping. From 1924, "F Street N.W. from 14th Street." (Shorpy)

Check Out Metro Center in 1924

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