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Willard Hotel Photos From 1904
What did the Willard Hotel look like just after it was built in the early 1900s. This series of photos shows the ornate interior as it was back then.
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A Rare Look at Riggs Bank and the Department of Justice in Washington, DC
Take a look at this rare photograph of Riggs Bank and the Department of Justice in Washington, DC taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. See the full image at the Library of Congress website.
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Exploring the Whittemore House and the Women's National Democratic Club in 1900
Take a look back in time to 1900 and explore the Whittemore House and the Women's National Democratic Club with these beautiful historical photos. Check out the websites to learn more about the amazing history of these locations!
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What the Franklin School Looked Like in 1900
Check this old photo out. It was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston around the turn of the 20th century. Franklin School in 1900 Source: Library of Congress
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A Look at Western High School in 1900
Take a look back in time to 1900 and explore the history of Western High School. The photo was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston and the building now houses the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
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A Glimpse into the Past: Frances Benjamin Johnston in an Automobile
A glimpse into the past! See a rare photo of Frances Benjamin Johnston and three others in an automobile from the early 20th century. An incredible image from the Library of Congress.
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November 14th, 1888: A Photo of Riggs Bank - the Dept. of Justice for A.P.A. by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Take a step back in time to November 14th, 1888 with this photo of Riggs Bank - the Dept. of Justice for A.P.A. taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Explore the history behind this incredible image!
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The Harrison Grandchildren on a Goat Cart at the White House
Here is something you are highly unlikely to see today. Kids on the South Lawn, riding a goat cart. Quaint. Major Russell Harrison and Harrison children–Baby McKee and sister on goat cart
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A Look Back in Time: A Policeman Standing Guard at the White House in the Early 1900s
Take a look back in time with this incredible photo of a policeman standing guard at the White House in the early 1900s, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
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Female Students Exercising in the Gym (1899)
What a fascinating series of photographs. These were taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston around 1899 and we dug this up at the Library of Congress. It shows a group of young women exercising in the Western High School gymnasium. young women exercising with dumbbells at Western High School young women play basketball at Western High School young women exercising with bowling pins at Western...
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Southeast Garden at the White House in 1921
Terrific colorized image of the White House from 1921.
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The Bizarre Subject Matter Being Taught in the Classroom: Stretching and Yawning
This blog post looks at a photo taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston showing students stretching and yawning in the classroom. It explores the bizarre subject matter being taught in the classroom and the fact that we all love both stretching and yawning!
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A Look Back at Wisconsin and O St. NW in Georgetown (1893)
Take a look back at Georgetown in 1893 with this amazing photo of Wisconsin and O St. NW. Check out the Google Street View today to see how much it's changed.
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A Rare Look Inside a Washington DC Public School Classroom in 1899
A rare glimpse inside a Washington DC public school classroom in 1899 reveals a scene that is no longer seen today: students learning the anatomy of a live dog. This photo was taken by local great Frances Benjamin Johnston.
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