This incredible old photo of the Capitol Building shows it just after the new dome was completed in 1863.
Capitol, Washington, D.C., north-east view. Dome and front unfinished, June 28, 1863.
Source: Library of Congress
This photo is going to give you vertigo. It’s a view looking down from the Capitol Dome. Click on it for greater details.
1935. Washington, D.C. “View looking down from U.S. Capitol dome, West Front.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
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.
In January 1935, two Scouts started a journey from Venezuela to Washington, DC for the Boy Scout Jamboree. After 10,000 miles and two years, they arrived at the Capitol Building. Read the 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 history behind Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address with interesting facts and photos. Learn about John Wilkes Booth's confrontation with Lincoln and view the original handwritten address from the Library of Congress.
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.