1955 Home Movie of White House Visit

This is a great find from archive.org. We dug up an old home movie of a family’s visit to Washington and the White House. When you watch it, you’ll be shocked to see how different the times were (i.e., security compared to today was non-existent)

Source: The Internet Archive

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Great Map of Takoma Park in 1907

Look how amazing this old map is. You can see the outlines of proposed roads in and around Takoma. Source: Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. from space

D.C. Seen From Space

This is pretty cool. We were inspired by the photo we found of Baltimore yesterday. We found this on the Japan Space Imaging website, thanks

Capitol Dome under construction in 1860

Capitol Dome Under Construction

Here is an old photograph from around 1860, showing the Capitol Dome under construction. I don’t think I’ve seen or posted this one before.