Explore the old photo from the 1920s that shows the inside structure of the Capitol Dome. Get a glimpse into the beautiful architectural design of the Capitol Dome from the past and discover the history of its structural work.
Explore these amazing engravings of the President's House and the Capitol Building following the Burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. The engravings were done by William Strickland and depict the destruction caused by the British attack and subsequent tornado.
Check out this rare photo of James Buchanan's Inauguration at the East Front of the Capitol Building on March 4th, 1857. It's a little blurry and not the highest resolution, but amazing nevertheless. Click on the top image and find out what you see.
Take a look at this stunning photo of the Capitol Building taken in 1921 from the steps of the Library of Congress. See the beautiful night view in the rain and learn more about the history of this iconic building.
In 1935, Rafael Angel Petit and Juan Carmona set out from Venezuela to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC. An incredible journey of 10,000 miles later, they arrived at the Capitol Building. Read their amazing story here!
Learn about the attempted murder of J.P. Morgan in July 1915 and its connection to a bomb that exploded in the Senate Reception Room. Discover the backstory of J.P. Morgan in 1919 and its role in US foreign relations in Paris.
Explore the photo of Abraham Lincoln delivering his second inaugural address and the original document. Learn about the confrontation between Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth that may have saved Lincoln's life.
Take a look at the 1861 view from the Capitol roof! This post looks at the sites visible from Washington, DC in 1861, including the ghostly, blurred waving American flag in the center. Source: Library of Congress.