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Smithsonian Castle (1900)
Why Is It Named The Smithsonian?
Did you know our greatest museum was funded by and named for an Englishman who never set foot in the United States? Read up on the origins of the Smithsonian and how it was born in our nation's capital.
The Washington Directory - 1822
Exploring the Washington Directory from 1822: James Monroe and Other Regular People Living in the City
Take a look at the Washington Directory from 1822 and explore the regular people living in the city, including our fifth president, James Monroe. See the page that's really interesting!
Bloomingdale row houses (source: gullivers-nest.blogspot.com)
A Look Back at the Beale Family and the Origins of Bloomingdale
Discover the history of the Beale family and the origins of Bloomingdale. From the estate to the War of 1812 to the U.S. Census in 1850, learn the fascinating story behind this D.C. neighborhood.
View of the Capitol, by Charles Burton, Watercolor on Paper - 1824 (source: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center)
A Look Back at the Capitol Building in 1824: An Iconic Image by Charles Burton
Take a look back at the Capitol Building in 1824 with this iconic image by Charles Burton. Learn more about the history of the Capitol and see other amazing photos from the past.
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If You're a D.C. History Nerd, You'll Find This Fascinating: A Look at the Capitol in 1814
Are you a D.C. history nerd? Check out this fascinating production from UMBC's Imaging Research Center that takes a look at what the Capitol looked like in 1814. The voiceover is a little dry, but follow along and watch the whole thing. It's very interesting!

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