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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

1072 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Then and Now: Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown

This is a small, little known block in Georgetown, but the photo below is beautiful. it’s from around 1899, and below it, you can see the same buildings today on Google Street View. Make...
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28th, 1963)

Incredible Crowd Photos from 1963 March on Washington

This is an incredible series of photos of the massive crowd gathered in the city for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Source: Penn State Special Collections
drawing of shopping center (1940)

New Arlington Shopping Center Costs $250,000 (1940)

If you live in Arlington, you’ve probably driven past this place a thousand times. The shopping center we’re talking about sits at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road. The Washington Post had...

Great Photo of Young Soldiers at Vietnam Protest

This is a terrific photo that deserved its own post. It really adds a human element to the protest. These are basically just kids in their 20s either protesting the foreign policy of their...
view northwest from the Washington Monument in 1894

Incredible Northwest View from Washington Monument (1894)

Forgive us if we posted this before, but we can’t remember, and second … it’s amazing, so you should check it out (and share this on Facebook with your friends). Source: Cornell University Library
Blaine Mansion 1900

Great Photo of Blaine Mansion in 1900

This is a terrific photo of Blaine Mansion in Dupont Circle around 1900. Now, this is where you go to get some great pizza and beer and Pizzeria Paradiso. Source: Shorpy
neo-Nazis picket the White House (1965)

Neo-Nazis Picket White House in Favor of Vietnam War

This is another photo from the turbulent 1960s that we found in the Penn State Special Collections archive. It shows a group of neo-Nazis picketing in Lafayette Park across from the White House in...
March on Washington against the war in Vietnam (21-22 October, 1967)

Incredible Photos of 1967 March on Pentagon Against the Vietnam War

Check out this incredible series of photos from 1967. These show the protests organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam in October of 1967. The crowd gathered around the...
southwest Washington

Whoa … Check Out This Old Photo of Southwest Waterfront

The photo wasn’t labeled, but I’m guessing this is from the between the 1900s and 1910s? This is from our buddy John DeFerrari over at Streets of Washington. Source: Streets of Washington Pinterest