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Victory of Japan Day in Washington, DC - Celebrating the End of World War II
Flashback to August 14th, 1945 - Victory of Japan day and the final end of World War II. Read about the celebration that took place in front of the White House, in Lafayette Square, and the other regular happenings of the day.
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It's Friday and GoDCers Love Maps: Explore an 1888 Map of Lafayette Square and Farragut Square
It's Friday and GoDCers love maps! Check out this amazing 1888 map of Lafayette Square and Farragut Square. See the area in a whole new way!
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An Isometrical View of the White House and Surrounding Area in the 1850s
Take a look at an isometrical view of the White House and the surrounding area in the 1850s. This unique view was found in the Library of Congress archives and was done in 1984.
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Lafayette Square: Then and Now
Here are some cool old photos and contemporary photos from the same spot in Lafayette Park, near the White House. The statues barely changed over a 100 years, but it’s fascinating to see what happened to the surroundings. [slideshow] (more…)
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