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Category: Faces & Places of Yesterday

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E.D.E.N. Southworth house in Georgetown. Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth wrote more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century and was one of the most widely read authors of that era

Photos of Lost Southworth Cottage in Georgetown

This cottage sat atop the Exorcist Stairs in Georgetown. Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth wrote more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century and was one of the most widely read authors of that era.

Traffic Photos From July 1936

Great old photos showing traffic in Washington back in 1936. Check out Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street jammed up with streetcars, automobiles and pedestrians.

Old Center Market in 1921

This beautiful image shows Center Market back in 1921. It was located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th until 1931.

May 16, 1923. "Arlington Park, Virginia. Evelyn Wadsworth, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wadsworth of New York, serving cold drinks at the National Capital Horse Show." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Who Is This Young Lady?

Young Evelyn Wadsworth was the daughter of the senator from New York and the granddaughter of John Hay, former personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln.

The JCC in 1926

This great old photo shows the JCC at 16th and Q back when it opened in 1926.

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

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

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