This is a terrific old map of Washington from 1887.
Source: Library of Congress
In 1872, Congress appropriated $100,000 for a bridge made of iron. Construction lasted until 1874, when it was rechristened "Chain Bridge" without chains.
Check this out. Look familiar? This mode of transportation closely resembles the Segways you see zipping around D.C., carrying tourists around the sites. Or maybe
This is a terrific old photograph from the south tower of Healy Hall. It’s looking over the Potomac River toward the Washington Monument in 1890.
Wow. This one is cool. We found this digging through the National Archives. Amazing. This is the letter John F. Kennedy sent on Inauguration Day
Here’s a great old photo of trucks on parade, going down Pennsylvania Ave. towards the White House. Click on it for a larger version. Source:
This is the oldest known photo of the U.S. Department of State. The photo is from 1857 and shows the old State Department building, before
This is a terrific old photo from the Library of Congress. It shows camp Brightwood during Civil War. If you’re into the Cultural Tourism D.C.
Sometimes we forget that famous people are also regular people with problems other than running a country. JFK was a young senator from Massachusetts when
What a horrible story. We found this printed in The Washington Post on April 6th, 1907. Fire Chief Belt yesterday ordered a thorough investigation of the stabbing
Check out this photo showing the old Republic Theatre at 13th and U St. back then. The theater opened up back on May 30th, 1921,
These are old maps of Washington in 1874. They're amazingly detailed and are a "manual for business men."
This is a terrific old photo of 21st and F St. NW at the conclusion of the Civil War. Does is look a little different