Here is a terrific photograph from the Library of Congress, showing a traffic policeman at 14th and Pennsylvania, making use of a rearview mirror. The photo was taken some time in the 1920s.
This is the Smith Transfer and Storage Company, formerly at 1313 U St., where the Ellington Apartment Building sits today. This photo was taken sometime between 1910 and 1920.
This is a photograph from, what appears to be, Central High School (Cardozo), some time in the 1920s. These young ladies are competing in the low hurdle race.
This is an awesome photo dated November 14th, 1888. The photo is labeled “Riggs Bank – the Dept. of Justice for A.P.A.” and was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Here is a nice photo from the late 1920s of two young women skating on the reflecting pool, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background. I think it’s safe to say, this isn’t something...
This is an interesting photograph from the 1920s. A policeman is chatting with the driver of a car and he appears to have a young African-American man as a passenger.
How great is this shot? And, how much fun is this guy having? Chances are we wiped out shortly after this was taken during the winter of 1919.
Take a look at the Franklin School back in the 1920s. It still stands today and is being turned into a language-arts museum.
This is a great view down East Capitol St. from the Dome, taken around 1880. UPDATE: GoDCer Leonard sent along this great shot (a little blurry), from the same vantage point today. So cool!...