This is such a cool shot of the Lincoln Memorial only a few years after it was dedicated (with Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance).
This is a photograph from the Library of Congress, circa 1926. Definitely not something you’re likely to see these days.
I love this. You’ll love this too, I’m sure. It’s a bird’s eye view of Alexandria from the water in 1863. Thank you Library of Congress!
Amazing photograph here of two young boys in Southwest during World War II, before the quadrant was pretty much obliterated and rebuilt in the ugly, brutalist style that stands today. What a shame.
Below is a great drawing of the Washington Manual Training High School around 1895. Today, this building is the Asbury Dwellings apartment building. Here is the Google Street View of the same corner today....
Some things never change. The pool rules are certainly no exception.
I received a great email the other day from GoDCer Patricia, a woman with some great historical ties to Washington. Below is what she sent. Some great transportation photos from the past. These are...
Times sure were different when these photographs were taken in 1914. These are views of Washington from American University near Tenleytown.
You recognize this building. Yep, the one with CVS and Krispy Kreme. This is a view of it from the air in the 1930s.