Tag: The Capitol Building

Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign "Architect."

Excellent View Down East Capitol from The Capitol Dome

This is a great view down East Capitol St. from the Dome, taken around 1880. UPDATE: GoDCer Leonard sent along this great shot (a little...

More About That Mysterious Photo of the Capitol “Painted” Red

Yesterday Tom shared a somewhat jarring photo of the Capitol dome -- colored red.  It wasn't something we had seen before, dating roughly to...
Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome Painted Red

Well, not really red paint. This is a shot from sometime in the 1950s and the red-colored dome is covered in primer. We...

Amazing 360-Degree View of City From Capitol Dome in 1863

Wow, these are awesome. Click on them for greater detail because they are pretty amazing. Sorry I just wasted at least 30 minutes of...
view southeast from the U.S. Capitol

Southeast View from the Capitol Dome

Happy Sunday. Below is an amazing photograph, taken around 1880 from the top of the U.S. Capitol. The view is southeast, down Pennsylvania Ave.,...
Drawing shows stables in the foreground and view of the city of Washington from southeast with the United States Capitol on the right, the White House in center background, and the Smithsonian castle and Washington Monument on the left.

View of Washington in the 1840s

Here is a painting of Washington from the late 1840s or 1850s, done by Augustus Köllner. The view is from an angle south of the Capitol,...
Washington, D.C. Sailor taking a picture of his girlfriend at a monument in front of the Capitol on a Sunday afternoon

World War II Sailor Photographs Girlfriend in front of the Capitol...

I wonder what happened to this couple. It's possible that this photo was staged for the war effort. Also, take a look at the...

West Front of the Capitol Building Around 1910

What an incredible photo of the Capitol Building. This is from between 1905 and 1915, part of the Detroit Publishing Company collection at the...
Capitol Building circa 1863

East Front of the Capitol During the Civil War

Here is a wonderful photograph from the Civil War, taken by the acclaimed photographer Mathew Brady.

Newspaper Boys at the Capitol in 1912

Below is a photograph of five newspaper boys in front of the Capitol Building. It's always great to see these photos accompanied with the...
New York Avenue after the riots in 1968

A GoDCer Shares His Photos of D.C.

GoDCer, and D.C. native, Tony was kind enough to share a number of photos from his youth. His father was a pilot with Eastern...
Map exhibiting the property of the U.S. in the vicinity of the Capitol : colored red, with the manner in which it is proposed to lay off the same in building lots, as described in the report to the Sup't of the city to which this is annexed / BHLatrobe, one of the surveyors of the city of Washington, Dec. 3d 1815.

1815 Map of the Capitol and Its Surroundings

It's map Friday! Hopefully you liked the last map we posted, because maps seem to be super popular among GoDCers. Check this one out...
View of the Capitol, by Charles Burton, Watercolor on Paper - 1824 (source: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center)

Beautiful View of the Capitol Down The Avenue in 1824

Here's a great and iconic image for your commute home. I came across this great image at the Capitol Visitor Center's website (great resource by...
1846 photo of the Capitol Building

Amazing 1846 Photo of the Capitol Building

Here is an amazing photograph (or daguerreotype) by John Plumbe taken in 1846. It shows the east front of the Capitol Building, noticeably different...
photograph of the Capitol under construction in 1858

Amazing Old Photo of Capitol Dome Construction in 1858

I came across this gem scanning through the Architect of the Capitol's website. I had to share it with you tonight. Click on it...
Washington, D.C., 1924. "Ford Motor Co. -- Lincoln at Capitol." The Great Transportator. National Photo Company glass negative (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: Ford at the Capitol

This is an amazing, symmetrical photograph from 1924 with a Ford in the foreground and the Capitol Building in the background. Share this one...
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Film Footage of Washington in 1931

This is amateur 16mm film shot and uploaded to YouTube. The voiceover is amusing, but the scenes are a great step back in time over 80 years.
Capitol Building after World War I Armistace Day (DC Public Library Commons)video

Washington Goes Wild to Celebrate Armistice Signing (1918)

Here's an excellent photo from the DC Public Library Flickr photostream. This shows the Capitol Building fully lit up following announcement of the end...
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The Inauguration of Herbert Hoover in 1929

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WnsH06pGQ This is an excellent silent film from 1929. It begins with outgoing president Calvin Coolidge and Hoover entering a vehicle and being taken to...
The White House ruins after the conflagration of August 24, 1814. Watercolor by George Munger (WIkipedia)

The War of 1812 and Relocating the Nation’s Capital

Why is the capital in Washington, DC? After the British burned the White House and Capitol in the War of 1812, the capital almost moved back to Philadelphia.
"Graf Zeppelin over Capitol." The German airship on its visit to Washington in October 1928 (Shorpy)

Graf Zeppelin Floats Over U.S. Capitol

Here is an amazing photo that I came across on everyone's favorite photo website, Shorpy. The Graf Zeppelin slowly cruised up the Eastern seaboard,...