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Proposed D.C. subway system
Proposed D.C. Subway During World War II
Near the end of World War II, there was an interesting proposal to build a subway in the District to alleviate post-war traffic.
Arlington County, Va., circa 1941. "National Airport. Plane in front of passenger terminal and control tower." Photo by Theodor Horydczak.
Exploring the History of National Airport: A Look Back at the Old Terminal in 1941
Discover the history of National Airport with a fascinating look back at the old terminal building in 1941. From its humble beginnings as Hoover Field to its critical role in World War II and subsequent expansion, learn about the changes that have shaped this important transportation hub in the heart of the nation's capital.
600 block of Independence Ave. SW in 1941
A Look at the Changing Landscape of Independence Ave. SW in DC
Take a look at the Federal Aviation Administration's headquarters on DC's Independence Ave. SW and compare it to what the block looked like in 1941 on the eve of World War II. See how the landscape has changed in this comparison.
Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin
Relaxing on the Tidal Basin: A Look Back at Washington, D.C. in 1942
Take a look back at Washington, D.C. in 1942 during the dark early days of World War II. This photo, taken on a Sunday in July, shows people relaxing along the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial. See what else is in the background!
A Look Back at the Jefferson Memorial in 1940 Before World War II
Take a look back in time to 1940 and see the Jefferson Memorial before World War II. Check out these amazing photos from the National Park Service!
Machine gun sets up outside the Lincoln Memorial on December 8th, 1941
The Day After Pearl Harbor: A Look at the Lincoln Memorial
Take a look at what the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. looked like the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Reminiscent of the day after 9/11, this historic moment in history is remembered and honored here.
Washington, D.C. Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars
The Mysterious Old Building on 14th St. in Logan Circle: A 1942 Photo and Today
Take a look at an old building on 14th St. in Logan Circle, DC in 1942 and today. The US government froze sales of all new automobiles in January 1942, and this building was an automobile dealership at the time. See the photos and find out what's happening on the block today.
Nourse House in 1947
The Charles Joseph Nourse House: An 1827 Farm House in Tennallytown
A look at the Charles Joseph Nourse House, an 1827 farm house located in Tennallytown. Learn about the history of the house and view photos of the beautiful old home.
A crowd lines up for the movie, "Love Letters," starrring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton, at the Republic Theatre on the north side of the 1300 block of U Street, 1945-1946.
Remembering the Republic Theatre at 13th and U St.
Take a look back at the Republic Theatre on the north side of the 1300 block of U St. Opened in 1921, it was unfortunately demolished in 1976 to make way for the new Metro. See a photo of the theater from 1945-46!
Temple Court off D Street and Delaware, SW, Washington, D. C.
Exploring Southwest D.C. Through This Old Photo From the 1930s and 1940s
Take a look back in time at Southwest D.C. in the 1930s & 1940s through this old photograph. See how the area has changed since then and explore the 1927 Baist map of the area.

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