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Lone Star Diplomacy: Texas' Ambassadors to the United States Before Annexation
Explore the intricate dance of 19th-century diplomacy between Texas & the U.S. Uncover the envoys pivotal to this historic union.
1847 Map of Washington
An incredible map of Washington well before the Civil War. Lovely details for you to study.
General Post Office from the corner of 8th Street and E Street, NW, Washington, D.C., the shop of Elija Dyer, merchant tailor, on the left
A Look at the Amazing Old Photo of the General Post Office in Washington, DC
This amazing old photo of the General Post Office in Washington, DC, still stands today. Check out the beautiful image from 1846. The building is now the Washington Monaco Hotel.
Exploring the U.S. Senate Chamber: A Drawing of the Thirtieth Congress
Take a look into the past with this drawing of the U.S. Senate chamber during the Thirtieth Congress. Learn more about the history of the U.S. Senate with this drawing from Duke University.
Proposed design for Smithsonian Institution Building by John Notman, north front elevation. It is a Gothic design with three stories, a central tower/cupola, crenellated embattlements, and symmetrical wings. The design was submitted for the competition sponsored by the Building Committee of the Board of Regents, December 23, 1846
Exploring the Proposed Design for the Smithsonian Castle in 1846
Discover the proposed design for the Smithsonian Castle from 1846. Learn about the Gothic design with three stories, a central tower/cupola, crenellated embattlements, and symmetrical wings from the Building Committee of the Board of Regents.
Baltimore Sun - November 12th, 1845
For Sale: 460 Acres of Land on Rock Creek
How about the 460 acres of land for sale along Rock Creek? This is the part of the park up near the Maryland border.
David L. Yulee (U.S. National Archives)
First Jewish Senator Supported Florida's Secession
David Levy Yulee, of Florida, was not only one of the first senators from that state, but he was also the first Jewish senator.
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A Fascinating Look at Old Photos of Washington D.C.
Take a look back in time with this fascinating video showing a collection of old photos of Washington D.C. Get a glimpse of the city's past and see how it has changed over the years.
Palo Alto Hotel and Saloon - September 19th, 1899
The History of the Cocktail and the Palo Alto Tavern: Where It All Began
Discover the history of the cocktail and its connection to the old Palo Alto Tavern in Bladensburg, Maryland. Learn about the famous guests, the cocktail's claimed birthplace, and the duel that was responsible for its invention.
Washington, from the presidents house: vue de Washington, prise de la maison du president / Washington vom hause des prasidenten gesehn
1848 View From the President's House
View from the White House in 1848, looking at the Capitol Building.

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