Awesome 1887 Map of Washington

This is a terrific old map of Washington from 1887.

Map of Washington, D.C., and environs : with marginal numbers and measuring tape attachment for instantly locating points of interest within a radius of twenty miles from the Capitol /
Map of Washington, D.C., and environs : with marginal numbers and measuring tape attachment for instantly locating points of interest within a radius of twenty miles from the Capitol /

Source: Library of Congress

 

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Chain Bridge at the end of the Civil War (Library of Congress)

Why Is It Called Chain Bridge?

In 1872, Congress appropriated $100,000 for a bridge made of iron. Construction lasted until 1874, when it was rechristened "Chain Bridge" without chains.

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Post Office postmen on scooters." Kind of a Segway vibe here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

U.S. Post Office “Segways” of 1917

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

Old State Department Building in 1857

Oldest Photo of State Department

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

Hickory Hill - the Kennedy estate on Chain Bridge Road

JFK Opposed Widening Chain Bridge Road

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