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....

23 Detailed Maps of Washington, D.C. in 1874

These are old maps of Washington in 1874. They're amazingly detailed and are a "manual for business men."

Snowy Maryland Avenue in 1890s Southwest

This shows a snowy street in D.C. back in the early 1890s. You’re looking at Maryland Ave. Southwest near 7th St. Source: D.C. Library

Snowy Southwest Street in 1899

Below is a great old photo of Southwest D.C. from 1899, showing the aftermath of the 1899 blizzard. You’re looking up 6th St. SW towards the old B&O railroad station at 6th and B St. NW (Constitution Ave.). Below is...

1963 Map of D.C. Public Housing

Here is an interesting map we found on the D.C. public library’s website. It’s a map of the National Capital Housing Authority’s public housing in the District back in 1963. Source: Dig DC If you haven’t yet donated to the...