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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Union Station, bird's-eye view from the south

Check Out Union Station in the Twenties

Wow, this is such a cool old photo from the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
Washington, D.C., 1921. "National Fruit Co." Out-of-town bananas and news. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

What Did Fruit Vendors Look Like in the 1920s?

How cool is this photo of D.C. from 1921. You’ll notice that the YMHA (Young Men’s Hebrew Association) building is in this too. This is the 400 block of 11th St. NW. Source: Library...
Circa 1932. "United Food Stores." Whitman's Market at A and Sixth streets S.E. in Washington. National Photo Company safety film negative.

1932 Capitol Hill Corner Market

This is a great old photo of the United Food Stores market at 6th and A St. SE in 1932. Source: Shorpy And, below is the same building today on Google Street View.
Circa 1924, "Metropolitan Methodist Church, C Street, Washington, D.C." And the Ford building next door. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size. The church, at C Street NW and John Marshall Place, was abandoned and razed after the congregation moved to its Nebraska Avenue location in the 1930s. The 1905 Ford Motor Co. building on Pennsylvania Avenue was torn down in 1980.

Magnificent Lost Methodist Church on C Street

What a beautiful old church, which was sadly destroyed in the name of progress. Ugh. Source: Shorpy
Hains Point

What Did Hains Point Look Like in the 1920s?

Source: Library of Congress And this is the same area in today’s Google Street View.
Traffic, 14th & Thomas Circle

What Did Thomas Circle Look Like in 1920?

This is such an incredible photo of Thomas Circle in the 1920s. I love this. Click on it for a larger version and study it for a while. Source: Library of Congress
Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Avenue, high view of the avenue looking east

What an Amazing View of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1920s

Check out this incredible view of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
.S. Capitol interiors: detail of structural work of dome interior

1920s Interior Photo of the Capitol Dome

How great is this old photo from the 1920s? It shows the inside structure of the Capitol Dome. Source: Library of Congress
Mass. Ave. Heights in 1913

Undeveloped 32nd and Woodland Drive in Mass. Ave. Heights (1913)

Whoa, how cool is this photo from 1913? This shows the intersection at 32nd St. and Woodland Dr. NW. Source: Library of Congress Here’s the Google Street View of the area today. UPDATE: We received...