Here’s a beautiful old photograph of the National Bank of Washington back in 1892.

National Bank of Washington--Louisiana Avenue--Central National Bank
National Bank of Washington–Louisiana Avenue–Central National Bank

Source: Library of Congress

Both of the buildings in the above photo are still there today as shown in the Google Street View below at 7th and Pennsylvania Ave.

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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

Massachusetts and 21st St. NW (1917)

Car Flattened Near Dupont Circle

This is not good. We’re looking at a photo of a car accident on the northeast corner of Massachusetts and 21st St. NW. This is

Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (National Archives)

Ugh, Traffic Sucks

Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out … Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it’s called Constitution

1906 Coca-Cola Advertisement

We love old ads here at Ghosts of DC and this is a great one from The Evening Star, printed on June 24th, 1906. Source: