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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Suffrage open air meeting at the National Capitol demanding that Congress pass the National woman suffrage amendment-- Feb. 1913. Corner Penn. Ave. and 15th St. where the Washington Hotel now stands.

1913 Suffrage Meeting at Pennsylvania and 15th

Below are two photos from a 1913 women’s suffrage meeting on 15th St.  
Washington in the 1910s

Amazing View of Washington in the 1910s

Wow, this one is great. I wish I had a higher resolution version of this. This looks like a view up 15th Street with the Treasury Department on the left. Source: old-pictures.com
bird's-eye view of Washington in 1905

Terrific 270-Degree View of 1905 Washington

We love these awesome panorama shots. This one is from 1905. Make sure you click on it for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress
1915 panorama of Washington, DC

Fantastic 1915 Panorama of the City

I don’t remember if this one was posted, but it’s amazing. It shows the city as it looked in 1915. Yes, the image below looks miniature … click on it for a larger version....
Missouri Avenue NW

Concord Avenue Becomes Missouri Avenue

GoDCer Bob sent in this photo of a man putting up new street signs for Missouri Ave. The photo is from 1946.
Lower Prince St. Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria As It Looked in 1940

Here is a series of cool old photos from Alexandria taken on September 23rd, 1940. Source: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection  
Demonstrators from a broad political spectrum picket outside the White House during the height of the Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the placement of missile silos in Cuba. The Cuban missile crisis demonstration attracted elements on the fringe of American society as evidenced by the last panel frame showing members of an American neo-Nazi group protesting President John F. Kennedy’s “soft” stance on Cuba.

Neo-Nazis Picket White House; Urge Kennedy to Invade Cuba

This is a shocking old photo from 1962. These neo-Nazis are protesting in front of the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 14th to 28th, 1962), pushing for President Kennedy to invade...

1910s Traffic Jam on 15th Street

This is what a traffic jam looked like on 15th St. right next to the Treasury Department around 1915. These two photos were from the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress Source: Library...
Washington snowstorm damage

Destruction of 1913 Storm

I can’t make out the sign above the door at left, can you? I’d like to do a little digging on this collapsed building. The photo is labeled as “1913 Washington, DC storm.” Source:...