Tag: 1820s

The Washington Directory - 1822

The President and Regular Folks in the 1822 Washington City Directory

Stuff like this is always great to come across. Below is the Washington Directory from 1822 by Judah Delano, which can be found here. Below...
Carte geographique, statistique et historique du District de Colombie

Carte Géographique, Statistique et Historique du District de Colombie

Here is a very unique map of Washington, D.C. from 1825. This is (obviously) a French map and it comes from an incredible map...
Bloomingdale row houses (source: gullivers-nest.blogspot.com)

Why Is It Named Bloomingdale?

It has been a really long time since we did a "Why is it Named...?" post, and since at least a quarter of GoDCers live...
View of the Capitol, by Charles Burton, Watercolor on Paper - 1824 (source: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center)

Beautiful View of the Capitol Down The Avenue in 1824

Here's a great and iconic image for your commute home. I came across this great image at the Capitol Visitor Center's website (great resource by...
Smithsonian Castle in the 1870s (Shorpy)

The Smithsonian’s English Birth

Some of you may not be aware of this, but an Englishman, who had never set foot in America, provided the financial backing for...
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Video Visualizing Early Washington, D.C.

If you're a serious D.C. history nerd, you'll find this just as fascinating as I do. It was produced by UMBC's Imaging Research Center...