Tag: John Plumbe

General Post Office from the corner of 8th Street and E Street, NW, Washington, D.C., the shop of Elija Dyer, merchant tailor, on the left

Afternoon Photo: Old Post Office at 8th and E St. NW

Following up on our Postal Service theme from earlier today, here's a great afternoon photo for you to stare at for a bit. It's...
1846 photo of the Capitol Building

Amazing 1846 Photo of the Capitol Building

Here is an amazing photograph (or daguerreotype) by John Plumbe taken in 1846. It shows the east front of the Capitol Building, noticeably different...