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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

7th and G St. in 1911

7th and G St. in the Summer of 1911

What a cool old photo of 7th and G St. NW in 1911. Source: Dig DC
First Congregational Church in 1909

1901 Photo of First Congregational Church in Penn Quarter

Here’s a wonderful old photo that we dug up at Dig DC. It shows the First Congregational Church at 9th and G St. in 1909. Source: Dig DC
View of the east and south elevations of Mrs. E. D. E. N (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte) Southworth's cottage, located at the southwest corner of Prospect and 36th Streets NW. In background can be seen 1224 36th Street NW whose Prospect Street elevation is painted with "Drink Coca-Cola."

Quaint Old Southworth Cottage at 36th and Prospect in Georgetown

Another great find courtesy of Dig DC and the DC Public Library.This is the Southworth Cottage at 36th and Prospect in Georgetown, home of noted author Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth, taken in 1909. She...
View toward Navy Yard

19th Century View Towards Navy Yard

What a great old photo of the Navy Yard. Source: Dig DC
View looking from the northwest corner of Cedar and 4th Street NW east down Cedar Street toward the railroad underpass. Image includes a partial view of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station on the right with a blurred locomotive crossing the underpass and going into the station. The train is headed toward Washington, D.C.

Cedar St. and 4th in Takoma, Early 1900s

Can someone identify the time period for this? This is Cedar St. looking east at the intersection with 4th St., where the railroad (now the Metro) crosses over it. Source: Dig DC And even...
View looking east from the middle of a frozen Tidal Basin upon which many individuals are walking or skating. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is visible in the distance.

Ice Skating on the Tidal Basin

Would you do this today? I don’t even know if you could. I can’t remember the last time it was frozen completely solid. Source: Dig DC
View of south and west elevations of Peirce Mill, to the left of Tilden Street NW as it rises to cross Rock Creek.

Peirce Mill and Spring House on Thanksgiving Day 1910

It looks almost exactly the same today! The photos were taken on November 24th, 1910 … Happy Thanksgiving! Source: Dig DC

Incredible 1863 Photo of Downtown Washington – “Views of War”

Here is a great old photo from 1863 showing Alexander Gardner‘s photo gallery at 7th and D. Click the image for a detailed version. Source: Library of Congress

GoDCer Shares Film Footage of Washington in 1949

Check out this great footage out. This is from 1949, sent in by GoDCer Eric.