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A Look Back at a Sad Old Photo from the Library of Congress
A look back at a sad old photo from the Library of Congress. See a famous Capitol landmark being dismantled to make way for modern business.
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The Leg of Col. Ulric Dahlgren: A Civil War Mystery at the Navy Yard
Discover the remarkable story of Col. Ulric Dahlgren, wounded in the Civil War and commemorated with a plaque at the Navy Yard. Learn how his leg ended up in a parking garage and the history of the building since then.
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Exploring the Beauty of Old Baist Maps
Discover the beautiful old Baist maps of Capitol Hill. Learn more about the history of the region and take a look at the 1909 Baist map of Capitol Hill, sourced from the Library of Congress.
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Uncovering the Past: Identifying Old Buildings in an Aerial View of E Street in Washington, D.C. Around 1900
What does Washington D.C. used to look like? Take a look at this aerial view of E Street around 1900 and try to identify some of the old buildings. Come uncover the past with us!
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Celebrating 90 Years of History at Frager's Hardware
Celebrate 90 years of history at Frager's Hardware in Capitol Hill, DC. Founded by Russian Jewish immigrant, Fritz Frager, this local institution has remained a mainstay for over 9 decades. Show your support and help to rebuild!
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The Powerful and Haunting Image of Mr. Henry's Boarded Up for Protection in 1968
Revisit the powerful and haunting image of Mr. Henry's boarded up in 1968 in Washington, DC. This photo was uncovered from the DC Almanac.
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Uncovering the History of East Capitol Street Before It Was a Street
Take a journey back in time to explore the history of East Capitol Street, before it was even a street. See a fascinating old photograph, mislabeled as Baltimore's Druid Hill Park, taken by William M. Chase.
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A Look Back in Time: East Capitol Street from the Dome, 1880 and Today
Take a look back in time with us at East Capitol Street from the Dome, with a photo taken in 1880 and a modern update. Check it out!
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The History of Providence Hospital and the Fight to Save Providence Park
Learn the history of Providence Hospital, the oldest hospital in Washington, DC, and the fight to save Providence Park, the green space that now occupies the original hospital site.
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Exploring Eastern Market: A Side-by-Side Comparison of a 1903 Map and a Google Map
Take a look at the past and present of Eastern Market with this side-by-side comparison of a 1903 map and a Google Map. Learn more about the history of this DC neighborhood!
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