This beautiful photo of the north side of the White House was taken in 1950. Click on it for more.

White House- Washington DC- circa 1950  Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950
White House- Washington DC- circa 1950
Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950

Source: Martin Archer on Flickr

Here’s another cool shot of the President’s House.

White House- Washington DC- circa 1950  Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950
White House- Washington DC- circa 1950
Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950

Source: Flickr

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Washington, D.C., 1923. "City houses." One in a series of Harris & Ewing plates documenting the national capital's poorer quarters.

Run Down Old Home in 1923

Here’s a photo from a very different time here in D.C., where you could find homes like the one below. Source: Shorpy

Anacostia and Good Hope Road in 1916

Good Hope Road in 1916

Take a look at how different Good Hope Road in Anacostia looked in 1916. And below is the Google Map of the same area, with

downtown Washington at F St. in 1942

D.C. Subway is Predicted in 1941

Here is a fascinating article we dug up in the Washington Post from April 8th, 1941. At the time, only Boston, New York and Philadelphia