Faces & Places of Yesterday See the End of the Civil War in D.C. Jul 6, 2017 This stunning old photo shows the city of Washington in May of 1865. May 1865. “Another artillery unit passing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury.” Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady. Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!