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Union Station, bird's-eye view from the south

Check Out Union Station in the Twenties

Wow, this is such a cool old photo from the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
Engraving of the Capitol after it was burned in August 1814

Engravings of President’s House and Capitol After Burning of Washington

Below are two amazing engravings of the President’s House and the Capitol Building following the Burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. The engravings were done by William Strickland. The British marched on Washington and attacked...
Landscape drawing shows storefronts on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC between 22nd and 23rd streets. A shopkeeper stands in the doorway of one of the buildings. Women are on the sidewalk. A car is parked at the curb.

1920s Drawing of Pennsylvania Avenue

What a beautiful drawing from the 1920s. This was done by Susan Brown Chase. Source: Library of Congress  
ladies' waiting room at Union Station

Ladies’ Waiting Room in Union Station

Way back 100ish years ago, women would wait for their train in a separate waiting room at Union Station. Below is a photo of that ladies’ waiting room … which looks extremely sparse. This photo is...
Griffith Stadium in 1925

Detailed Aerial Photo of Griffith Stadium and Neighborhood

Now this is a terrific photo of Griffith Stadium, taken from the air. We posted a smaller version of this yesterday but we wanted to share the much larger version with you independent of that post....
panorama of Walter Reed Hospital in 1919

1919 Panorama of Walter Reed Hospital

Here’s a cool old panoramic photo of Walter Reed Hospital from 1919. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
Picketing the White House at Wilson's second inauguration, March 4, 1917

National Women’s Party Picketing the White House in 1917

Here’s a photo from March 4th, 1917. This was the date of Woodrow Wilson’s second Inauguration and the women picketing the East Wing of the White House are part of the National Women’s Party demanding a...
M Street in 1959

View Down M Street in 1959

This is a terrific photo, courtesy of DDOT. Source: Flickr user ddotphotos
Washington street in 1919

Need Your Help. Identify This Street

Any GoDCers out there recognize this block? I’m guessing that most of these buildings are gone, but maybe that church is still around? Source: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Women competing in low hurdle race

Women Competing in Low Hurdle Race

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.