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1910s

January 1918. Washington, D.C. "Billy Sunday tabernacle." A temporary meeting hall built near Union Station for a three-month series of revival meetings held by the famous evangelist. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Great Photo from the Winter of 1918

This is an old photo of the “Billy Sunday tabernacle” near Union Station. Can you recognize any of the landmarks (other than the obvious Capitol and Library of Congress). Source: Shorpy
Lincoln Memorial in 1917

Lincoln Memorial Originally Built on Marsh Land

This is what the Lincoln Memorial looked like in its early days. This photo is from 1917, during construction of the memorial. Source: Library of Congress Also, don’t forget to check out this post...
Maddie the Motor Maid

September 14th, 1913: Mazie the Motor Maid

Exactly one hundred years ago today, this was in the Washington Herald.
Model T advertisement

Buy a new car for $750! In the year 1911…

The Model T, Henry Ford’s affordable automobile invention, seems extra affordable by today’s standards. At the Miller Brothers Automobile Supply House at 1105-7 14th St. NW, the base price for a new car was...
Washington, D.C., 1913. "E.F. Droop & Sons Co. music store."

Amazing View of 13th and G Streets in 1913

This block looks extremely different today. Back then, you would find E.F. Droop & Sons music store and Stiebel’s. Source: Shorpy Today, it’s the area around Metro Center. [googlemaps¬†https://maps.google.com/maps?cbp=12,222.43,,1,-4.56&layer=c&panoid=njc-i8b9j94uVG3q3VXCRQ&cbll=38.898314,-77.029783&dg=opt&ie=UTF8&ll=38.866444,-76.988754&spn=0.36515,0.545883&t=m&z=11&source=embed&output=svembed]
1919. "Washington Monument, view from air." Harris & Ewing.

Washington Monument Seen From Above (1919)

Here’s a photo of something that you’re not likely to see today. It’s a shot of the Washington Monument, taken from an airplane directly above it. Source: Shorpy
1906 photo of the Government Printing Office

The “Largest Printing Office in the World” … in 1916

Thanks to the GoDC Editor-in-Chief Tom for letting me drop in and contribute again. I have a number of topics to tick off, so let’s get to it! Back in 2012, there was a...
Washington branch office of Ford - current location of the Canadian Embassy

What Did D.C. Look Like in 1916?

Here are some great images shared with us by GoDCer Adam. These are from Ford Motor Company’s archives showing Washington around 1916.
bible advertisement in the Washington Herald (January 10th, 1918)

The President’s Own Message on the Bible

Separation of church and state? We’ve always had issues in this country. Check out this advertisement from 1918. Source: Library of Congress