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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

Redskins Superbowl parade in 1988

Remember When We Won in ’87? The Redskins Super Bowl Parade

Oh, these were the good old days. Hail to the Redskins! RGIII, we need you!
Richard Nixon at the Washington Senators versus the New York Yankees baseball game on Opening Day. 4/6/69.

Nixon With Kid at Senators vs. Yankees Game

Here is a fun color photograph of President Nixon at the Senators game on Opening Day, back in 1969.
Bird's-eye view of Pennsylvania Avenue west from 18th Street, Washington, D.C., showing the Department of Commerce

Bird’s-Eye View West on Pennsylvania Ave. From 18th St.

This is a view from the building at the corner of 18th and Pennsylvania. It was taken somewhere around the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
scenes from Rock Creek Park

Amazing Scenes from Rock Creek Park in 1912

Does anyone recognize these photos? Take a look and see if you can place these locations in today’s Rock Creek Park. This is a series of great photos from the Library of Congress. They...
parade in honor of Nicaraguan President - May 5th, 1939

Dazzling Display For Visiting Nicaraguan President (1939)

This is a photograph we dug up at the Library of Congress. It shows a parade in honor of Nicaraguan President Gen. Anastasio Somoza, visiting the city on May 5th, 1939.
eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue

Stunning 1905 Landscape Photographs of Pennsylvania Avenue

What a beautiful photograph. This was taken by the Rotograph Company in 1905 with a eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol. Source: Library of Congress Below is the opposite westward view down...
car crossing Rock Creek

Old Photo of Rock Creek Crossing

Here’s a cool photo of a car crossing a part of Rock Creek in the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress And here is, what appears to be, the same location in Rock Creek, this...
Fourth of July celebration in Rock Creek

July 4th, 1914: A Celebration in Rock Creek Park

We dug up this great photo on the Library of Congress’ site. This shows a group of people in Rock Creek Park on July 4th, 1914, celebrating Independence Day. There were grand festivities across...
Native American in Rock Creek Park

Native American Shoots Bow and Arrow Near Rock Creek

This is an odd photo from 1924. It’s clearly a staged shot of a Native American posing with his bow and arrow in Rock Creek Park. Source: Library of Congress