Category: Pictures Tell a Story

1939 View of 14th and Penn.

This amazing old photograph shows the intersection of 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., where the Willard Hotel sits. It has some amazing details so click OK it to see them.

soldiers rolling through Washington on trucks

World War I Soldier Ogling Woman

Here’s our next photo for “Pictures Tell a Story.” It’s a great old shot from 1918 of World War I soldiers motoring through the city on trucks. Source: Library of...

map around the National Mall

1872 Street Paving Map of Washington

You think the roads are bad today, with all the potholes? I assure you, they were worse in the 1870s. Here’s a really cool old map that we dug up...

Connecticut Avenue in 1904

1904 Connecticut Avenue Photo Tells a Story

We’re loving spending time studying these old photos. Hopefully you’re enjoying them too. This is a photo from 1904 showing Connecticut Avenue, and we’re assuming this is somewhere between Dupont...

Ford's Theatre

Examining 1870s Photograph of Ford’s Theatre

Here is a fantastic old photograph of Ford’s Theatre that we’ve probably shared previously, but this time it’s extremely high resolution. Thanks to GoDCer Konetidy for sharing this with us...