Inside National Airport’s Waiting Area in 1941

This cool old photo shows the magazine rack at National Airport back the year it opened, in 1941. This is the terminal waiting area. Take a look at a few more old photos of National Airport, then read these three...

Old Executive Office Building Under Construction

Check this out … what a fascinating old stereographic photo of the Old Executive Office Building, then known as the State, War, and Navy Building, adjacent to the White House. John DeFerrari posted a great history of the building on...

1885 Dedication of Washington Monument

Terrific old photo of the Washington Monument being dedicated in 1885. Check out the amazing details.

Old Department of Agriculture Building in 1869

Check out this amazing old photo of the Department of Agriculture Building at 13th and B St. SW.

Walter Reed Army Hospital flu ward circa 1919 (Shorpy)

Spanish Influenza and the D.C. Media in 1918

We live in strange times. Nobody alive today has memories of the last public health crisis of this magnitude to hit Washington. That was back in 1918 when the Spanish Flu decimated cities and towns across the country and the...

D.C. Alley Life in 1941

These are amazing old photos of alley living in Washington in the 1940s.

Van Ness Apartments in the 1970s

From the cars in the photo, we’re guessing this is the late 1970s, maybe the early 1980s.

Willard Hotel in 1907

Here’s another lovely old photo showing the Willard Hotel way back in 1907.

Peacock Alley in the Willard Hotel

We’re all cooped up consuming an inordinate amount of negative news staring at the tube. How about some cool photos and imagery of days gone by to take your mind off of what’s happening, even if just for a minute....

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Woodward & Lothrop Building in the 1920s

Need something to take your mind off what’s happening? How about some great old photos of downtown Washington 100 years ago? Here’s a terrific old image showing the Woodward & Lothrop Building, which still stands today. What a beautiful old...