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Day: October 15, 2013

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First Congregational Church (10 and G Streets NW) c. 1946. Bert Sheldon Photograph Collection, HSW.

First Congregational Church at 10th and G St. NW (1946)

Here’s a great old photograph from 1946, showing the church at 10th and G St, near Metro Center. First Congregational Church (10 and G Streets NW) c. 1946. Bert Sheldon Photograph Collection, HSW. Source: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Flood caused by the ice jam in the Potomac River in March, 1918. Scene in Georgetown. General Photograph Collection, HSW

Georgetown Flood of March 1918

Check out this crazy photo. It’s almost hard to believe, but there was a huge flood in Georgetown back in 1918 and this is what it looked like (sorry for the blurry photo). Thanks so much to Adam at the

Sister Beatrice, Superintendant of Providence Hospital in garden with another nun and St. Bernard dogs. c.1890. General Photograph Collection, HSW

Sisters and St. Bernard’s at Providence Hospital

What’s better than a photo of two nuns and a dog? Here’s a shot from somewhere in the 1890s of Sister Beatrice, the superintendent of Providence Hospital (learn about it here). Source: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Capstone Placed on the Washington Monument

Here’s a drawing we found from the Library of Congress depicting the finishing touches on the Washington Monument – the placement of the capstone. This capstone, made of aluminum, was placed atop the monument in 1885, 37 years after construction

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