Tag: The Capitol Building

venezuela walk

Two-Year Hike to Attend a Boy Scout Jamboree

These two guys are checking out their shoes, and for good reason. They walked from Venezuela to Washington, DC to attend the Boy Scout...
Capitol Building in 1924

Best Photo of the Capitol Building Ever

Wow. What an incredible photo from 1924. Source: Boston Public Library Okay, so the title might be a little exaggeration, but it's close right?
In late 1959 through 1960, the Capitol Dome underwent a significant repair and restoration effort and at the end of 1959 the exterior of the Dome was surrounded by scaffold.

The Capitol Dome Was Once Red

Remember the red Capitol Dome that we posted some time ago? Here's another great view of it. Source: Architect of the Capitol Below is the caption...

The Capitol Building Bombing (1915)

I was doing some research on J.P. Morgan. (Ok, research backstory: In the summer 1919, he was summoned, er, subpoenaed by the Senate Foreign...
Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as president and delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865. There are a...
National Mall

National Mall Viewed from the Washington Monument

Here's a cool shot of the National Mall, as viewed from the Washington Monument in 1936. Source: Cornell University
View from the Capitol Roof

View from the Roof of the Capitol … in 1861

Not many of us get to see Washington, DC from the roof of the Capitol. None of us ever got to see the view...
Circa 1908. "West front, U.S. Capitol, Washington."

Awesome West Front View of Capitol in 1908

This is an incredible black and white photograph of the Capitol that we haven't come across before. Source: Shorpy
early drawing of the Capitol

Early Drawing of Capitol Building

This is a cool drawing that we came across from around the time the Capitol was completed. Source: Library of Congress
1947 Washington, D.C.

1947 View of the Capitol

We love streetcars and old photos of the Capitol Building. Here's one from 1947. Source: Jalopy Journal
Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

1930s Postcards: Daybreak Over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library's Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites. Source: Flick user Boston...
advertisement for bricklayers in 1853

Help Wanted: Bricklayers for the Capitol Extension (1853)

This is so cool. Montgomery C. Meigs placed an advertisement in the Daily Evening Star on August 1st, 1853, exactly 160 years ago today....
Capitol Bldg., seen from atop Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

View of the Capitol from the Washington Monument

Good Morning GoDCers! Unfortunately, we're getting to the point where we have posted so many items that we can't remember what we have posted. Hopefully...
east front of the Capitol Building

Beautiful View of Capitol Building From The East

What an amazing photograph from the 1860s. Thanks again to the Library of Congress for this one. Source: Library of Congress
milking a cow on the Capitol grounds

What The … ? Milking a Cow on Capitol Grounds

This is an odd one. Milking a cow on the Capitol grounds, and broadcasting it? Source: Library of Congress
old Senate Studebaker

Original Capitol Subway: 1909 Senate Studebaker

Here's a great photograph we dug up on the U.S. Capitol Flickr page. It shows the old Senate Studebaker car. It held eight people...
Newsmen in front of the Capitol Building

Newsmen in Front of the Capitol Building

I've never seen this photo. It appears to be sometime around the 1910s. Source: Cornell University Library
Capitol Dome under construction in 1860

Capitol Dome Under Construction

Here is an old photograph from around 1860, showing the Capitol Dome under construction. I don't think I've seen or posted this one before.
Looking toward the west side of the United States Capitol building, a panoramic view of the city of Washington, D.C. shows the Mall area in the foreground before the railroad tracks were removed. A train is visible on the tracks. The domed structure in front of the Capitol is the Botanic Garden original octagonal greenhouse of 1859 and behind it the central pavilion added after the Civil War. The buildings were razed in 1932. The Botanic Garden was on a site previously occupied by the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Wow. Stunning Black and White Photo of the Capitol

This one is amazing. Thanks to the Smithsonian for posting it online. The caption says this is around 1900. Source: Smithsonian Archives
Washington, D.C., July 11, 1939. There comes a time each year when things around Capitol Hill need a bit of fresh paint, flagpoles no exception. Here is the flagpole over the Senate Office Building getting its new paint job, curiously enough, from a steeple-jack named Tarzan--Jack Tarzan

Tarzan Paints the Senate Flagpole

This is an interesting photo of a man precariously perched on a flag pole near the Capitol Building. It was taken on July 11th,...
view of the Capitol Building in 1888

Bird’s Eye View of the Capitol from Post Office in 1888

This is a terrific old photograph from the Library of Congress. It's a great view of the Capitol Building from the old post office...