Tag: Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Star Building from air." The Washington Star newspaper building at the center is at the intersection of 11th Street N.W. and Pennsylvania Avenue, which runs diagonally across the photo. The big building with the tower us the Old Post Office. There's a lot to see here, including laundry hung out to dry. National Photo Company glass negative.

Whoa! Incredible 1922 Aerial Photograph of Pennsylvania Avenue

This is incredible. No commentary needed. Just make sure you click on it for greater detail. Source: Shorpy
Sunday. 7 yr. old news-boy, without a badge, who tried to "short-change" me when he sold me a paper. "He can rustle de poipers"another boy said. William Parralla, 313 Second St., S.W.

Amazing Photo of Young Paper Boy on Pennsylvania Avenue

What an incredible photograph this is. It shows a little 7-year-old newsboy trying to sell newspapers. The caption listed at the Library of Congress...
Washington, D.C. President Lincoln's funeral procession on Pennsylvania Avenue (April 19th, 1865)

Lincoln’s Funeral Procession Down Pennsylvania Avenue

We dug up this powerful image of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession heading down Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19th, 1865. Click on it for better...
Renwick Gallery around 1920

Renwick Gallery With Streetcars Passing on Pennsylvania Avenue

Here is a nice photograph we found in the Smithsonian archives. Source: Smithsonian
Bird's-eye view of Pennsylvania Avenue west from 18th Street, Washington, D.C., showing the Department of Commerce

Bird’s-Eye View West on Pennsylvania Ave. From 18th St.

This is a view from the building at the corner of 18th and Pennsylvania. It was taken somewhere around the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue

Stunning 1905 Landscape Photographs of Pennsylvania Avenue

What a beautiful photograph. This was taken by the Rotograph Company in 1905 with a eastward view down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol. Source: Library...
view down Pennsylvania Ave. NW

A View of Old Washington Down Pennsylvania Avenue

Here is another excellent photo of Pennsylvania Ave., also from the 1920s. We did a little Googling for this one too and came across...
winter driving in DC

Winter Driving on Pennsylvania Avenue

This is a cool old photo that we dug up via Google. We found it here. It appears to be some time in the...
Pennsylvania Ave. street scene

Pennsylvania Avenue Street Scene Frozen in Time (1917)

What an amazing shot of Pennsylvania Ave., frozen in time.
Photo shows night view of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., decorated with electric lights for the first inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

Beautiful 1913 Night Photo of Pennsylvania Ave.

You know you're freaked out about Gmail being down! This will distract you while you can't access your email.
February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Pennsylvania Avenue in February 1913

I'm a little late to the game on this, but I had been meaning to share this after I saw it posted on Twitter...
Ku Klux Klan members march in Washingtonvideo

Dark Days of the Ku Klux Klan Parading Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is absolutely horrifying. Some of you may not know this, but in 1928 (and a number of other times in the 1920s), the Ku...
Shoppers at the outdoor food market, 7th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. View looking up 7th Street, ca. 1900

Shoppers on Pennsylvania Ave. (1900)

Here's a great photo to share on a lazy Saturday.
Department of Commerce, 15th St. side

Three Stories About the Department of Commerce Building

The Department of Commerce's massive, beast of a building is bound by Constitution Avenue (why is it named Constitution Avenue?), 14th St., Pennsylvania Avenue...
December 5, 1923. Probably Washington, D.C. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

Elephants on Parade

Clearly, this is not something you will see today ... or, is it?
1818 & 1820 19th St. NW

Senator’s Daughter Busted for Drunk Driving

It's never good when your name gets in the paper for drunk driving, especially if your late father was a United States Senator. Below is...
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Street scene, Pennsylvania Avenue." Here we see the tower of the Old Post Office as well as a number of vanished Washington landmarks including the Parker Bridget department store.

Pennsylvania Avenue, Frozen in Time (1919)

What an amazing shot of Pennsylvania Avenue from 1919. This captures much what is happening in the old video we posted from about a...

Weather Bureau Kiosk on Pennsylvania Avenue

This photo from 1912 shows a Weather Bureau kiosk at E Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW.  It's a high-resolution image, so feel free to...
Pennsylvania Ave. film footagevideo

Rare Film Footage of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1909

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmo1L6GA184 This is one of our best GoDCer contributions yet. Tom from Bethesda sent this over to share with everyone else. This was taken on...
Drawing shows a woman and child exiting the telegraph office, and the National Hotel, at Pennsylvania and 6th Street, NW, as carriages and people move up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. The view is toward the Capitol, with its incomplete dome by A. Miller in 1860. (Library of Congress)

View of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1860

Here's a great painting from 1860, looking down Pennsylvania Ave. It's a similar view to the photo we posted last night, just a couple...
photograph of the Capitol under construction in 1858

Amazing Old Photo of Capitol Dome Construction in 1858

I came across this gem scanning through the Architect of the Capitol's website. I had to share it with you tonight. Click on it...