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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Dunbar High School

Dunbar High School Opens With Problems

No, not the one just built. The one built in the 1970s. Yes, the ridiculously ugly, brutalist, Soviet-looking building known as Dunbar High School. Here’s an article we dug up from the Washington Post,...
Dupont Circle metro

Photo of Dupont Circle Metro Under Construction

Unfortunately, I didn’t find a larger version of this image, but it’s still pretty cool to see. Source: Rare Vintage Photos of Washington, D.C.
View down Connecticut Ave. NW at intersection with Columbia Rd.

Awesome 1908 Postcard View of Connecticut Avenue

This is a terrific old postcard we found in our GoDC buddy John’s Flickr photostream. Source: Flickr user StreetsOfWashington If you were look down this road today, on the left you would see the...
Au Pied De Cochon in 1980

1980 Photograph of Au Pied De Cochon

Thanks to GoDCer Mike, who sent this in to us. Now, whenever you walk by this spot, you get a waft of greasy Five Guys burgers and fries. Then, you saw a place with...

Video of Really Old Photographs of Washington

Here is an interesting video that we found, showing a collection of really old photos of D.C.  
streetcars

More 1950s Footage of D.C. Streetcars

Here’s another great video of the old D.C. streetcar system.
The Connecticut Inn Motel

The Connecticut Inn Motel

Here’s a cool old postcard we dug up on Flickr. It shows the old Connecticut Inn Motel at 4400 Connecticut Ave. NW in 1973. The building is still there, but upgraded a little bit....
82 streetcar line

Excellent 1950s Video of 82 Streetcar Line

This is some really cool old footage. It shows the 82 streetcar line running from Eckington, heading through northeast, up to Mount Rainier, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, and College Park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFCFILDOxs It’s really long, but...
3926-3928 Morrison St. NW

3926-3928 Morrison Street NW in 1919

Photos like this are great. Look at the old homes on Morrison Street back then and check out the Google Street View today. Also, check out how the streets used to be dirt roads....