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Engraving of the Capitol after it was burned in August 1814

Engravings of President’s House and Capitol After Burning of Washington

Below are two 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. The British marched on Washington...
Capitol at night

Stunning 1910s Capitol Dome at Night

How beautiful is this image of the Capitol Building? It was taken between 1918 and 1920. Source: Library of Congress
J.P. Morgan in Washington

J.P. Morgan in Front of the Capitol

This is an old photo of J.P. Morgan walking in front of the Capitol Building in 1912. He was in town to testify before the Pujo Committee. Source: Library of Congress
1857 Inauguration

First Known Photo of Presidential Inauguration (1857)

This is an extremely rare photograph 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....
The Mall as seen from the Capitol

1936 View of the Washington Monument from the Capitol

This is a beautiful photo taken from the Capitol Building in 1936, looking down the Mall at the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. Source: Cornell University Library
Capitol Building after an epic snowstorm

Beautiful Snowy Photo of the Capitol

Thanks to GoDCer Mollie for sending this in. It looks like a photo from sometime in the 1920s.

Beautiful Night Photo of Capitol (1919)

It’s been a glut of Capitol Building photos this week, but I’m sure you’re okay with that. Especially, since they’re amazing old photos. Here’s another great night shot of the building in the rain,...
view of the Capitol at night in the snow (1907)

Capitol Building at Night in 1907

We posted a cool night photo of the Capitol from 1921. We found another great one, this time from 1907. This was taken by Ernest Crandall. They never get old do they? Source: Library...
Night view in rain [of Capitol] taken from steps [Neptune Plaza] of Library of Congress

Wow. Great Night Rain Photo of Capitol in 1921

This photo is awesome. It was taken in 1921, from the steps of the Library of Congress. And, if you like it, you’re sure to like this one, and this one. Source: Library of...