August 8, 2014
Check out the transportation used by presidents before Air Force One. Source: Library of Congress
July 8, 2014
This is a terrific old map of Washington from 1887. Source: Library of Congress
July 1, 2014
Check out this 1887 map of a much smaller Rockville. This was way back when Grover Cleveland was the U.S. President, and just about two decades since the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress...
June 17, 2014
Check out this amazing map of Washington from 1883. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
June 15, 2014
Here’s a story to throw into the crazy bin. We came across this piece in The Washington Post printed on June 24th, 1888. A brutal murder occurred in Georgetown shortly before midnight last night. Agnes...
May 30, 2014
Where were the police and fire stations located in Washington back in 1880? Check out this great old map. Source: Library of Congress This was done by the same people that did the great...
April 28, 2014
We found this cool wood engraving from 1882, meant to depict the National Mall looking from the South. In the image, you can see buildings like the Smithsonian Institution in the lower middle. Off...
April 3, 2014
Here’s a cool old photograph taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston showing Riggs Bank and the Department of Justice. Source: Library of Congress
March 31, 2014
This is a photo taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston of the original Hay-Adams house. Source: Library of Congress