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First Japanese Embassy in America: Ending Centuries of Isolationism
Dive into the captivating tale of Japan's 1860 leap from centuries of isolation to forging ties with the U.S. Uncover their daring voyage, America's samurai intrigue, and the birth of a legendary alliance.
Aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard, looking east (top). This shot shows the Navy Yard’s borders: M Street on the north (left); the waterfront on the south; 11th street on the east, and 2nd street on the west (foreground). On the right bank of the river is Anacostia, September 1963. NHHC Photograph Collection, Navy Subject Files, Washington Navy Yard. (214).
Aerial Views of the Washington Navy Yard Before, During, and After President Kennedy's Assassination
Take a look at the Washington Navy Yard before, during, and after President Kennedy's assassination with these aerial views from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
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A Glimpse at History: A Wonderful Old Photo of the Navy Yard
Take a look back in time with this wonderful old photo of the Navy Yard. View the photo and learn more about its history at our site.
1858 plan of the Navy Yard
A Look Back at the Navy Yard in 1858: Exploring the Historic Plan
A glimpse into history with a look at the 1858 plan for the Navy Yard. Discover the fascinating details of this historic document, with images and more!
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From the Baltimore Sun to the U.S. Census: Uncovering the Tragic Tale of Rudolph and Mary Scheitlin
Digging through old newspaper archives and the U.S. Census, uncover the tragic tale of Rudolph and Mary Scheitlin that was printed in The Baltimore Sun in 1905. Learn the story of their rocky marriage, her dalliances and the fateful night that ended in murder.
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The Leg of Col. Ulric Dahlgren: A Civil War Mystery at the Navy Yard
Discover the remarkable story of Col. Ulric Dahlgren, wounded in the Civil War and commemorated with a plaque at the Navy Yard. Learn how his leg ended up in a parking garage and the history of the building since then.
Plan of the Navy Yard at Washington, D.C. : showing the position and dimensions of all the buildings as they were June 1st 1881.
Exploring the Washington Navy Yard Through an Old Plan From 1881
Discover the Washington Navy Yard through an old plan from June 1st, 1881. See the position and dimensions of all the buildings in this plan from the Library of Congress.
Georgetown's gun barrel fence
The History of Georgetown's Gun Barrel Fence From the War of 1812
Discover the fascinating history of Georgetown's gun barrel fence, made from 364 reclaimed muskets from the Washington Navy Yard during the War of 1812. Read the full story here!
Exploring the History of St. Matthews Episcopal Chapel at the Navy Yard
Take a closer look at St. Matthews Episcopal Chapel at the Navy Yard in 1921 and today. Learn more about the history of the area around Nationals Park and the stories of its former residents.
O Street pumping station (JDLand)
Exploring the O Street Pumping Station: Navy Yard Wins Two, Lost Boy Found Dead, and Wandering in a Daze
Exploring the O Street Pumping Station in Washington, D.C.! Learn about the 1911 amateur baseball championship, a lost boy found dead, and a mysterious case of a wandering man in a daze. Read the full story here.

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