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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 in 1861, but here’s the next best thing. Taken in...
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 Public Library Here is another great one, showing the...
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. Meigs was seeking skilled bricklayers to help in the expansion...
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 this is not one of the photos we previously...
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