1930s Postcards: Daybreak Over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library’s Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites.

Daybreak over Washington, D.C.
Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

Source: Flick user Boston Public Library

Here is another great one, showing the Washington Monument.

The Washington Monument at night
The Washington Monument at night

Source: Flickr user Boston Public Library

And another great one of the Capitol Building.

The Capitol Building at night
The Capitol Building at night

Source: Flickr user Boston Public Library

 

More from Ghosts of DC

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

Oak View - home of President Cleveland - Oct. 3, 1897

Why Is It Named Cleveland Park?

What is today Cleveland Park was an area for well-off Washingtonians to build their summer cottages. It was far enough away from swampy hot downtown and elevated to provide some breezy relief.

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "National Delivery Association, Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Motor Vans to Any Point (1926)

This is such a cool shot of the Lincoln Memorial only a few years after it was dedicated (with Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance).

gardeners sweeping the White House lawn

Sweeping the White House Lawn

Why are these men sweeping the South Lawn? I have no idea. This photo was taken some time in the 1920s. Actually, just kidding. Those