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Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Awesome Aerial View of Federal Triangle in the 1980s

What a great shot of Federal Triangle, looking down Pennsylvania Ave. You can also see the Navy Memorial under construction. Source: Library of Congress
view down Pennsylvania Avenue toward Capitol Building

Capitol Building and Pennsylvania Avenue Before 1814

This is a cool old painting from the early 19th century. It shows the Capitol Building as it would have looked during the first decade of the 1800s. Source: Library of Congress
tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Hundreds of Tanks Rolling Down Pennsylvania Avenue

This is definitely (hopefully) something you would not see today. It’s a large parade of tanks heading from the Capitol Building towards the White House. Source: National Geographic The caption claims it’s 1947, but...
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 is also amusing. The photo was taken in April 1912,...
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 details. Source: Library of Congress
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 of Congress Below is the opposite westward view down...