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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Photographers on platform above crowd at Charles A. Lindbergh speech at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Charles Lindbergh Receives Distinguished Flying Cross at Washington Monument

We dug this photo up at the Library of Congress. It shows the crowd at the Washington Monument, listening to a speech by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. Just a few weeks prior, Lindbergh had...
Construction of the third office building for the U.S. Senate in 1979.

Hart Senate Office Building Under Construction

We dug this up on the U.S. Capitol’s Flickr page. It shows the Hart Senate Office Building under construction in 1979. Source: U.S. Capitol
This U.S. mail streetcar, owned and operated by the Capital Traction Company, was used to process and transport mail in Washington, DC.

Capital Traction Company U.S. Mail Streetcar

Can anyone identify the location of this photo? It was taken in 1900, showing a United States mail car. Source: Smithsonian By the way, you should check out this awesome old film of a...
The Unknown Soldier being taken to Arlington National Cemetery

Amazing Colorized Photo of Unknown Soldier

What an incredible colorized photo. Source: DC Public Library
Albert Hall at Catholic University

Albert Hall at Catholic University in the 1910s

Any Catholic University folks out there? How do you like this old photo? Source: Library of Congress
H St. NE after the 1968 riots

Wow. Military Occupied H St. After the 1968 Riots

Wow, this is an amazing photograph of H St. after the riots. See if you can make out where this is on H St. Source: Sam Smith
Potomac Park in 1908

Great Black and White of Potomac Park in 1908

This is a good old photo we dug up on Shorpy. It shows Potomac Park in 1908, with two cars and a horse and buggy. Source: Shorpy
old Senate Studebaker

Original Capitol Subway: 1909 Senate Studebaker

Here’s a great photograph we dug up on the U.S. Capitol Flickr page. It shows the old Senate Studebaker car. It held eight people and went back and forth between the Capitol and Russell...
Mr. Henry's boarded up for protection in 1968

Photo of Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill During the 1968 Riots

What a powerful photo. We dug this up here. Source: DC Almanac