1936 View of the Washington Monument from the Capitol

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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.

President Ford’s Second Day on the Job

Here’s a fascinating old photo from President Ford’s Administration. It was taken on August 10th, 1974. That’s important because Nixon resigned the previous day (remember,

Fairlawn real estate advertisement from the Washington Herald - July 22nd, 1911

To See Fairlawn Means a Lot

This is an advertisement for new development and real estate across the Eastern Branch, near Anacostia. Click on the ad for a closer look at

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