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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

view of Washington from the east

Incredible Aerial Views of D.C. From Anacostia

Here is a great series of photographs, showing Washington in the 1960s, as viewed from the east.
street scene at 11th and F St. in 1910s

Amazing Street Scene at 11th and F in the 1910s

You’ll probably waste about 15 minutes of your day studying this photograph. It shows the intersection of 11th and F St. NW in the 1910s.
streetcars on New York Ave. (Library of Congress)

Streetcars at 15th and New York Avenue

We love these old photos. This one shows streetcars waiting at 15th and New York Ave. NW, near the White House and Department of Treasury.
waiter at Herzog's

Lost History: Herzog’s Famous Sea Food Restaurant

This is another shameful loss for Washington. The waterfront in SW used to be teeming with activity. (The fish market is really cool if you haven’t been.) The District is trying to reinvest and...
Marjorie Morris Sinclair interview

A GoDCer Finds the “Whoopee” Party Girl!

I love when this stuff happens. GoDCer Steve did a little Googling and came up with this amazing piece of Internet gold. Remember Marjorie Morris? The intrepid young Washingtonian, noted for her adventures in Chevy...
what is this?

Hey GoDCers, Please Help … Where Is This?

Any idea what this is and where it is (or was)? GoDCer Christina sent this along yesterday and wants everyone’s help in identifying it. So, put your thoughts in the comments below.
February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Pennsylvania Avenue in February 1913

I’m a little late to the game on this, but I had been meaning to share this after I saw it posted on Twitter by Michael Beschloss. The best part is zooming in on...
Photograph showing the General Post Office building in Washington, D.C. (1860-1878)

Old Post Office on F Street in the 1860s

Here is a terrific old photograph of the old post office on F St. back during the 1860s.
Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Peoples Drug Store, 14th & U." A nighttime view of the store seen here and here and here. Your headquarters for "tar bags."

OMG 900th Post! … People’s Drug in the 1920s

For our 900th post (OMG!), we are sharing this series of amazing old photos of People’s Drug Store No. 3. This store was at 14th and U and the photographs are from the 1920s....