Tag: Department of Treasury

Photo shows a man and a boy in summer straw hats happily displaying some unidentifiable papers on F Street, with the Treasury and a new electric hooded arc streetlight in the background. One of a series of scenes near Painter's office at 14th and E streets, this picture bears the hallmarks of the new "snapshot" style now made possible by the invention of the quick, hand-held Kodak: natural smiles and the movement of the ladies under the umbrella.

Photo of Man and Boy Outside Treasury in 1885

Check out this great old photo from 1885. Source: Library of Congress
Treasury Building in 1860

The Treasury Building in 1860, Before the Civil War

Do you recognize the Treasury Building? This photo shows it back in 1860, before the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress
Department of Treasury in 1863

Civil War Photo of the Treasury Department

What an incredible photo of the Treasury Department. Source: Library of Congress
Treasury target range completed. Washington, D.C., June 10. The Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., has installed a new and modern target range in the sub basement of the Treasury Building. The range has shielded lights and electrically operated targets, is sound proof and ventilated by a fan which removes gases almost instantly. Entrance to the firing booths is through two doors which act as an air lock and prevent sound and gas from going into the outer rooms. Left to right in the picture: R.P. Hallion, White House Police; J.E. Murphy, assistant chief, Secret Service; E.L. Warden, White House Police; E.D. Murray, chief bonus mate, Coast Guard; Frank J. Wilson, chief of Secret Service; J.J. Cash, White House Police; Adam T. Smith, gunners mate, 1st. class, Coast Guard; and Elmer Irey, coordinator, Treasury Enforcement Services, 6-10-40

Shooting Range in the Treasury Department Basement

Does anyone know if this still exists? The photo below was taken in June of 1940.
V Drive - April 1919

1919 Photo of Treasury Department

Thanks to GoDCer Jim for sending this in via Facebook. His cousin Catherine has it hanging on her wall, and it's a photo of...

1850s Construction Photos of Treasury Building

Here is a cool series of photographs from the 1850s, when the Department of Treasury's building on 15th St. was under construction. Source: Library of...
View east on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the Department of Treasury

Treasury Department on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1890

What a great photo. We uncovered this one at the Historical Society of D.C. website. Source: Historical Society of D.C. BTW, they have so many incredible...
eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue

Stunning 1905 Landscape Photographs of Pennsylvania Avenue

What a beautiful photograph. This was taken by the Rotograph Company in 1905 with a eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol. Source: Library...
Department of Treasury (1910) - Library of Congress

Great Photo of the Treasury Department in 1910

What an amazing, detailed photograph of the Treasury building.
Washington, D.C., early 1860s. "Treasury Department in Lincoln's time (Cash Room behind the desks)."

Civil War Ghosts of the Treasury Department

Study this photograph for a while. See any spectral presence?
Department of Treasury in 1860

Amazingly Detailed Photo of Treasury Department in 1860

Take a look at this amazing photograph from 1860. You're looking across 15th St. where Pennsylvania Ave. turns to cross in front of the...
Washington, D.C., circa 1908 "F Street, looking toward Treasury." Note the sign on the Lincoln Park streetcar advertising the "hydraulic dive" at Glen Echo. (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: F St. NW in 1908

It's Friday! ...and it's time for some cool old shots of our city. Take a look at this view down F St. NW. Click...
Capitol Building after World War I Armistace Day (DC Public Library Commons)video

Washington Goes Wild to Celebrate Armistice Signing (1918)

Here's an excellent photo from the DC Public Library Flickr photostream. This shows the Capitol Building fully lit up following announcement of the end...
O Street pumping station (JDLand)

Three Things About the O Street Pumping Station

Your second major stop on the WABA "Down the Tubes" bicycle ride on Sunday is going to be the O Street Pumping Station, down...
Col. Benjamin F. Fisher and staff on steps of Signal Corps headquarters, 1816 F St., NW

Great Civil War Photographs of Washington

Here is a great gallery of some Civil War photographs I uncovered at the Library of Congress. It appears that the Treasury Department is...
Riggs Nationals Bank (1919)

Then and Now: Riggs National Bank – 15th and Pennsylvania Ave....

Here is a nice "Then and Now" shot of the old Riggs National Bank across from the Department of Treasury. I found this in...
Greenberg House, photo by Karen Ruckman

Reader’s Choice: Why is Syracuse University in Woodley Park?

A curious Ghosts of D.C. reader posted on Facebook that she wanted to know why Syracuse has a house in Woodley Park. I too...