Tag: Department of State

Old State Department Building, corner 15 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue - photo taken during the Civil War

Photo of the State Department During the Civil War

We posted a great old photo of the old State Department Building earlier. Here's another, similar angle photo of the building, but much clearer....
Old State Department Building in 1857

Oldest Photo of State Department

This is the oldest known photo of the U.S. Department of State. The photo is from 1857 and shows the old State Department building,...
1903 map of Foggy Bottom

1903 Map of Current State Department Location

This is a 1903 map of the current location of the Department of State, on C St. between 21st and 23rd. Obviously, it was...
President Wilson and his Cabinet

Administration Secrecy Gives Rise to Anxiety and False Reports (1913)

Interesting, and yet things never change. I don't know if that makes you feel better or worse ... but, here's an article written inĀ The...
Hitler salutes the troops

Nazi Connection to State Department Statue

An athletic-themed statue outside of the State Department is marked with few words -- but it has an interesting history. DiscobolusĀ is a bronze copy of...
rats are gross

State Department Full of Rats

Yes ... literally, not figuratively. This is an amusing article by Mike Causey of the Washington Post, published October 7th, 1968. Despite some talk about...
Yosef Alon and family. Photo: Courtesy of Alon family

Israeli Diplomat Murdered in Front of Bethesda Home

Late at night on July 1st, 1973, Colonel Yosef Alon and his wife, Devora, returned from an Israeli embassy party. They pulled into the...

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