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White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)
An Amazing Old Photograph of the White House Taken by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846
Discover an amazing old photograph of the White House taken by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846. It was taken during the winter, when James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Look closely and you'll notice the top floor and Truman balcony are not there!
Washington Gas Light Co. advertisement (1906)
How Gas Lighting & Heating Was Financed in Washington, DC in 1906
Discover how gas lighting & heating was financed in Washington, DC in 1906. Learn about the Washington Gas Light Co. and their role in the city since 1848. Plus, read a related article about gas ranges in 1916.
Arlington House (Library of Congress)
The Origin of Arlington's Name: From Earl to Lee's Estate
What is the origin of Arlington County's name? The story dates back to an old plantation near today's National Airport.

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