What Was the Proposed National Mall in the Early 1900s?

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Plan of LeDroit Park in 1880

Rare 1880 Plan of LeDroit Park

Check out this great old plan for LeDroit Park from back in 1880. Also, make sure you read up on why it’s named LeDroit Park.

Mary Winsor (Penn.) '17 [holding Suffrage Prisoners banner]

Freedom For Women Is Not A Crime

This is Mary Winsor of Pennsylvania in 1917, holding up a sign in support of the National Woman’s Party. Winsor was the founder and president

Beautiful Night Photo of Capitol (1919)

It’s been a glut of Capitol Building photos this week, but I’m sure you’re okay with that. Especially, since they’re amazing old photos. Here’s another