In April 1923 there was a major flood in DC. Here is a photo of the aftermath and a streetcar that’s seen better days.

Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C. “Flood, April 30, 1923.” Also some 91-year-old graffiti: “EH L TD.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Source: Shorpy

 

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1800 Plan of Washington and Capitol Hill Lots

Plan of part of the city of Washington : on which is shewn the squares, lots, &c., divided between William Prout Esq'r and the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, agreeably to the deed of trust / laid down from a scale of 200 feet pr. inch by N. King, 1800.

July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach." In the back row: the blurry but unmistakable facial contours of Iola Swinnerton. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Pie Eating Bathing Beauties

Oh, it’s been too long since we posted some bathing beauties. Well, today we post pie-eating bathing beauties.

Thomas Circle in 1943

Photo of Thomas Circle in 1943

This is a photo of Thomas Circle in April of 1943. Don’t forget to check out this post on how the circle looked in 1920,

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Working under commissioners that President Washington had appointed in 1790 in accordance with the Residence Act, Major Andrew Ellicott led a team that placed these markers in 1791 and 1792.