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A stereograph image showcasing the inauguration ceremony of Rutherford B. Hayes, marking the beginning of his presidency in the United States.
Blood on the Marble: The Taulbee-Kincaid Capitol Shooting
Dive into the gripping story of the 1890 Capitol feud: Congressman Taulbee's scandalous fall and his deadly confrontation with journalist Kincaid, culminating in a tragic shooting that echoes through the halls of history.
Schott's Alley on Capitol Hill in 1941
What was alley living like near Capitol Hill? This photo shows Schott's Alley, razed in the 1940s to make way for the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
1876. Photographer: W.W. Core, Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass is standing on the front lawn of his home on A Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. Other family members are standing out on the front porch on both side of the houses.
Take a Glimpse Into History: Frederick Douglass's Home on Capitol Hill
Take a look into history with this grainy image of Frederick Douglass standing in front of his home on Capitol Hill at 320 A St. NE. The home still stands today and you can walk by it, looking almost the same. See it today on Google Street View.
Evening star., May 07, 1904
A Look at Historic Homes in Washington Heights from 1904 and Today
Take a look back in time with this cool old advertisement from 1904 for homes in Washington Heights. Compare it to what the same homes look like today using Google Street View!
Capitol Building and a lot of cars parked in front of it in the 1960s
A Look at the Capitol Building from the 1960s - A Scene You'll Never See Again
Take a look at this rare photo of the Capitol Building from the 1960s. See the Capitol Dome under construction and a lot of cars parked out in front of it - something you'll never see again!
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Unraveling the Mystery of the Smokestack on Capitol Hill
Discover the mystery of the smokestack on Capitol Hill! An image sent to us by GoDCer Geoff and a satellite view from Google Maps help us to unravel this mystery. Check out the 1921 Baist map and share your thoughts in the comments!
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From the Baltimore Sun to the U.S. Census: Uncovering the Tragic Tale of Rudolph and Mary Scheitlin
Digging through old newspaper archives and the U.S. Census, uncover the tragic tale of Rudolph and Mary Scheitlin that was printed in The Baltimore Sun in 1905. Learn the story of their rocky marriage, her dalliances and the fateful night that ended in murder.
Circa 1932. "United Food Stores." Whitman's Market at A and Sixth streets S.E. in Washington. National Photo Company safety film negative.
A Blast From The Past: The United Food Stores Market in 1932 Compared to Today
Take a look at the incredible transformation of the United Food Stores Market in Washington, DC from 1932 to now! Compare the vintage photo to Google Street View and marvel at how far we've come!
Congressional pages have snowball fight in 1923
A Snowball Fight to Solve Gridlock: How Fun Was This Photo of Congressional Pages Taken in 1923?
Take a look at this fun old photo taken on December 14th, 1923. It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both sides of the aisle, battling it out with snowballs. Wouldn't it be great if Members of Congress took this tactic to solve gridlock today?
Early photographic view of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill, looking northwest
A Rare Look at Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill
Get a rare glimpse of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill with this historical photograph. The image features the Washington Jail, Aldrich's Wholesale Flour, Grain & Feed Warehouse, and more.

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