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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

August 28, 1922. A horse at the Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

Washington Animal Rescue League in 1922

Here’s a photo of a great organization. The Washington Animal Rescue League has been around for quite some time and they are still around up on Oglethorpe in NW. Check out their website and think about...
"Rowhouses and moving company." Circa 1925, the furniture and hauling business of Sam Madeoy at 600 H Street N.E. National Photo Company.

What Did H Street Look Like in 1925?

This is a great old photo from 1925, showing today’s booming H St. in a much different light. Source: Shorpy Check out the Baist map of the intersection from 1921. 600 H St. is...
Interior view of Center Market showing the interior architecture of the market, a variety of stalls, blurred people, and signs reading "THIS MARKET OPEN EVERY WEEK DAY" and "LADIES' WAITING ROOM LADIES'... 7th St. WING TAKE ELEVATOR."

Have You Seen the Inside of Center Market in 1910?

This is so cool. This is what shopping was like over 100 years ago here in Washington. This shows Center Market on the inside, taken November 23rd, 1910. By the way, the Mexican Revolution...
Looking west on G Street NW from 13th Street showing the commercial buildings on the northwest corner of the intersection including the Church of the Epiphany.

What Did Metro Center Look Like in 1930?

This is what the area around today’s Metro Center looked like in 1930. This photo shows 13th and G St. on May 9th, 1930. Of course, don’t miss the Wilkins Coffee sign in the...
Dominican Republic Legation

Warder Mansion and the Dominican Republic Legation

Here’s an old photo of Warder Mansion taken in 1937. This is the castle-like building at 2633 16th St. NW, just north of Euclid. As you can see, it was much greener then with...
View looking north up 7th Street NW from G Street NW. Streetcars, automobiles and horse pulled carts are in the street.

Recognize 7th and G St. From 1911?

How different does this look? This is a shot of 7th and G St, taken on June 27th, 1911. You are looking up 7th St. Source: Dig DC Here is what the same intersection...
June 28, 1919. "Motor Truck Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Held on Motor Transportation Day under the auspices of the Washington Automotive Trade Association. At left we have another appearance on these pages by a Witt-Will conveyance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Trucks Driving Down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1919

Here’s a great old photo of trucks on parade, going down Pennsylvania Ave. towards the White House. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Shorpy Fair weather, it is promised by the weather...
Howard University football in 1904

1904 Howard University Football and 1906 St. John’s College Football

Check out this cool photo of Howard University’s football team in 1904. GoDCer Andy sent this in after checking out this cool post about Georgetown Prep’s basketball team. St. John’s College is now St....
Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Crazy Flood of 1923

In April 1923 there was a major flood in DC. Here is a photo of the aftermath and a streetcar that’s seen better days. Source: Shorpy