Washington’s Faces of Yesterday [VIDEO]

Here’s the first video we’ve made in quite some time. It’s a complition of names and photos of regular Washingtonians who called the District their home between 1912 and 1942.

P.S. Sorry for the typo in the video.

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Buy a Home in 1925 Silver Spring

What did homes look like in 1920s Silver Spring? This advertisement promotes "growth now has brought modern, rapid transportation."

General view of the city from the south toward the Treasury Building and the White House. Cows are grazing near Tiber Creek.

When Cows Grazed by the White House

This is so amazing. The National Archives has a ton of incredible photographs that we dug through this past weekend. Check this out. You can

View of Georgetown D.C. / lith. and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co.

View of Georgetown in 1855

This lovely painting shows Georgetown in the distance as it looked in 1855. Source: Library of Congress

Le coin de F. Street Washington vis-à-vis nôtre maison été de 1817.

What F Street Looked Like in 1817

Check this out. This is a French drawing from the early 19th century. It looks a little different than today. I don’t see the J.

View from the 2nd story of the residence of Mrs. Comre. John Rodgers, Franklin Row, K Street at 12 & 13 Sts, Washington, D.C., overlooking the backyard and adjacent neighborhood, and showing children standing on balconies

What K Street Looked Like in 1850

The watercolor below was painted by Montgomery Meigs in 1850. It depicts a slightly more bucolic and peaceful life on K St. Take a look