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Washington D.C. by E.B. Thompson. D.C. Public Library.

Mr. Thompson was a photographer who in 1904 opened a store that sold “steropticon supplies, cameras, lantern slides,” and other photographic equipment at 1343 F St., NW. Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1900
In 1944 the D.C. Public Library purchased over 1800 lanternslides and glass plate negatives from E.B. Thompson for $1,000. Mr. Thompson was a photographer who in 1904 opened a store that sold “steropticon supplies, cameras, lantern slides,” and other photographic equipment at 1343 F St., NW.
His camera shop moved numerous times in forty years, ending up finally at 1744 Columbia Road, N.W. In 1944, his business letterhead advertised his store as selling “Sound and Silent Motion Pictures and Slides”.He offered to sell his collection of images of Washington, DC to the DC Public Library as he prepared to retire from full time work after a long illness in 1944.
Starting in 1946 the DC Public Library contracted with the Library of Congress to create 8x10 black and white prints on mounts from his collection of slides and negatives. The prints are now part of the Washington, DC Historical Image Collection in the Washingtoniana Division. The collection’s strengths are in its images of federal buildings, the Arlington National Cemetery, federal memorials, national parades, historic houses, and street scenes.
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Charles Sumner School, Washington, D.C.

Charles Sumner School, Washington, D.C.

View of the Charles Sumner School, 17th and M Streets, NW. Designed by Adolph Cluss the school was constructed in 1872 and was the first public school building erected for the education of the District's black ... More

Van Ness Park, Washington, D.C.

Van Ness Park, Washington, D.C.

Two people relaxing in Van Ness Park about 1880

Washington Star, Washington, D.C.

Washington Star, Washington, D.C.

The Washington Star building, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, was apart of Washington's "newspaper row." The newspaper ceased publication in 1981

View of a house in Bladensburg - Victorian era public domain image

View of a house in Bladensburg - Victorian era public domain image

View of a house in Bladensburg with a black boy walking in front of it..5 October 1899

Exterior view of of the old Department of Agriculture Building

Exterior view of of the old Department of Agriculture Building

Built in 1868 - razed in 1930; designed by Adolph Cluss..View of two women standing near ivey covered wall in front or the north side of the old Department of Argiculture building...National Mall between 12th a... More

View of Braddock House, Washington DC

View of Braddock House, Washington DC

North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia..Ca. 1900 Public domain photograph of shopping center, department store building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Theodore Roosevelt at the Army War College

Theodore Roosevelt at the Army War College

President Teddy Roosevelt speaking at the Masonic laying of the cornerstone of the Army War College on February 21, 1903 located on the grounds of Ft. McNair at 4th and P Streets, SW. ..The College was closed d... More

William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial

William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial

Dedication of the William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial in 1903. Designed by Carl Rohl-Smith and is located near the White House (E and 15th Street)

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 - February 20, 1980) was the only child of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Alice led an unconventional and sometimes controversial lif... More

Graves of and Monument to Spanish American War nurses

Graves of and Monument to Spanish American War nurses

Arlington, Virginia Public domain photograph - grave, cemetery, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph - monument, cemetery, graves, free to use, no copyrig... More

Taft Bridge, Washington DC

Taft Bridge, Washington DC

Looking down Connecticut Avenue over the Taft Bridge. The lions were designed by Roland Perry

Georgetown House Boats, Washington DC

Georgetown House Boats, Washington DC

House boats along the C&O Canal just west of Georgetown

White House Shovelers, Washington DC

White House Shovelers, Washington DC

White House staff seen removing the snow from the front driveway

Peirce Mill, Washington DC

Peirce Mill, Washington DC

Peirce Mill, a water powered grist mill in Rock Creek Park, was built in the 1820's by Isaac Peirce. Today it is the last mill still standing in the District of Columbia

Portrait of Marie Hengelmuller and daughter

Portrait of Marie Hengelmuller and daughter

Baron Ladislaus Hengelmuller de Hengervar (also Laszlo Hengelmuller von Hengervar), (1845-1917) was a longterm Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, stretching through multiple Presidential administ... More

Bonus Army Marchers, Washington DC

Bonus Army Marchers, Washington DC

Bonus Army marchers encamped in Washington (1932)

View of a street in Alexandria, Virginia

View of a street in Alexandria, Virginia

Street scene (King Street?) in Alexandria, Virginia. There are two men standing next to a building...Ca. 1900

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Library of Congress, Washington DC

View of the Jefferson building of the Library of Congress taken about 1900

F Street, Washington DC

F Street, Washington DC

View of F Street, NW from 9th Street looking West. (ca 1900)

Aqueduct Bridge, Washington DC

Aqueduct Bridge, Washington DC

View of Aqueduct Bridge, ca 1900, from Georgetown toward Virginia Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Convention Hall, Washington DC

Convention Hall, Washington DC

Also known as the Northern Liberty Market, the Convention Hall was the chief competitor of Center Market and was built in 1874. Located on the east side of 5th Street, NW, between K and L Streets, the market w... More

US Capitol, Washington DC

US Capitol, Washington DC

View of the US Capitol from atop the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (Orginally named the National Museum) ca 1900

Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

An artist seen painting the Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin

View of graves in the Civil War section of Arlington National Cemetery

View of graves in the Civil War section of Arlington National Cemetery

Unknown soldiers are marked with small cube shaped markers, while known soldiers have standard sized markers. All soldiers in the Civil War section fought for the North.

Typical DC Row Houses, Washington DC

Typical DC Row Houses, Washington DC

Picryl description: Public domain image of a residential building, house, 19th-20th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, Washington DC

Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, Washington DC

View of the Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain designed be Daniel Chester French in 1913. Archibald Wallingham Butt and Francis Davis Millet both lost their lives on the RMS Titanic (1912).

Temple of Fame, Washington DC

Temple of Fame, Washington DC

The Temple of Fame located in Arlington National Cemetery (ca 1915)

Interior view of the American Red Cross building

Interior view of the American Red Cross building

View of the Assembly Room in the American Red Cross building. Person sitting in far corner...Designed by Trowbridge and Livingston and completed in 1917...17th Street, NW (between D and E Street)..Ca. 1920

Bonus Army Camp, Washington DC

Bonus Army Camp, Washington DC

View of the Bonus Army camp in the Anacostia flats (1932)

Key Mansion, Washington DC - A black and white photo of a town with a river in the background

Key Mansion, Washington DC - A black and white photo of a town with a ...

Francis Scott Key mansion in Georgetown. Despite local efforts to save the building, it was razed in 1948 to make way for a ramp connecting the Whitehurst Freeway to the Key Bridge

Runaway reward poster, Washington DC
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC

Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC

Funeral caisson at Arlington National Cemetery of one sailor from among the 260 enlisted men and officers who died on board the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898.

1899 Storm, Washington DC

1899 Storm, Washington DC

shoveled sidewalks following the an 1899 snow storm

Portrait of May Palmer Depew, Washington DC

Portrait of May Palmer Depew, Washington DC

Portrait of May Palmer Depew seated at a desk. Wife of US Senator Chauncey Depew...Chauncey Depew (April 23, 1834- April 5, 1928) was a United States Senator from New York serving between 1899 and 1911...Ca. 1900

Portrait of John M. Harlan, Washington DC

Portrait of John M. Harlan, Washington DC

John Marshall Harlan (June 1, 1833 - October 14, 1911) was an American Supreme Court associate justice. He is most notable as the sole dissenter in the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld Southern seg... More

Washington Monument, Washington DC

Washington Monument, Washington DC

View of the Washington Monument taken from near the Treasury Building, ca 1900

View of graves at Arlington National Cemetery

View of graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Ca. 1900..View of graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Woman looking at tombstone in center of picture.

Graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Graves at Arlington National Cemetery

NaN Public domain photograph - grave, cemetery, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

View of the Washington Monument from Arlington House

View of the Washington Monument from Arlington House

View of the Washington Monument and the District of Columbia from Arlington House.

American Red Cross Building, Washington DC

American Red Cross Building, Washington DC

17th Street, NW (between D and E Street)..Exterior view of the American Red Cross building with flags (Red Cross, USA, Great Britian, France) fling on it...Ca. 1920

Southern Cornerstone, Washington DC

Southern Cornerstone, Washington DC

Beginning with the Southern corner a survey party, lead by Andrew Ellicott, placed stones one mile apart to mark the boundary of the District of Columbia. The Southern corner stone was erected with great ceremo... More

Harvey's Oyster House, Washington DC

Harvey's Oyster House, Washington DC

Harvey's Oyster House, 11th and Pennsylvania Avenue, was established in 1858 and was one of Washington's most popular restaurants and moved into this building in 1866. Every President from Grant through FDR din... More

Exterior view of National Archives building

Exterior view of National Archives building

Constitution Avenue, NW (between 7th and 8th Street)..Ca. 1945 Public domain photograph of a historic landmark building in Washington DC, American classicism architecture, free to use, no copyright restriction... More

Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Located at H and 15th Streets, NW (northwest corner) the hotel was built in 1887 and quickly became a fashionable apartment hotel for members of Congress. In an effort to compete with other hotels the Shoreham ... More

Portrait of John Hay, Washington DC

Portrait of John Hay, Washington DC

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 - July 1, 1905) was an American politician who served as Secretary of State from 1898 to 1905. his public career began as a secretary to Abraham Lincoln and is credited by some ... More

William Jennings Bryan and Mr. Jones

William Jennings Bryan and Mr. Jones

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was an American lawyer, statesman, and politician. He was a three-time Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. President Woodrow Wils... More

Portrait of Senator Chauncey Depew

Portrait of Senator Chauncey Depew

Chauncey Depew (April 23, 1834- April 5, 1928) was a United States Senator from New York serving between 1899 and 1911...Ca. 1900

Exterior view of the old Agriculture building

Exterior view of the old Agriculture building

Exterior view of the old Department of Agriculture building (Northwest corner) with Smithsonian Castle in background and greenhouse in foreground..National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, SW..Ca. 1900

President William McKinley's death mask

President William McKinley's death mask

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. He was elected twice, in 1896 and 1900, but was assassinated in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffa... More

John A. Wilson Building, Washington DC

John A. Wilson Building, Washington DC

The John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue). Orginally named the District building, it was constructed in 1904-08 and was remaned in 1994 to honor the long time city council member John A Wilson.

General view of the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery

General view of the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery

General view of the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery, tombstone surrounded by iron fence to the right of image. This marker could be the grave of George Washington Parke Custis.

Pan American Union, Washington DC

Pan American Union, Washington DC

Interior view of the Pan American Union (Organization of American States) building

Prospect Park in New York, Washington DC

Prospect Park in New York, Washington DC

This column, located in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, New York) commemorates the 400 Maryland soldiers who fought at Lookout Hill during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. Designed by Stanford White, the ... More

Churchill Hotel on Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle

Churchill Hotel on Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle

Public domain photo of a monument, historic place, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bridge Over Great Falls, Washington DC

Bridge Over Great Falls, Washington DC

A family crosses a wooden bridge near Great Falls on the Potomac River

View of a steamboat at Mount Vernon dock

View of a steamboat at Mount Vernon dock

Mount Vernon, Virginia, Potomac River Public domain photograph of a steamboat ship, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Washington Post, Washington DC

Washington Post, Washington DC

The Washington Post Building located at 1337 E Street Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lafayette Park, Washington DC

Lafayette Park, Washington DC

A snow covered Lafayette Park. At the center is the Clark Mills statue of Andrew Jackson

The Confederate Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia

The Confederate Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia

Erected in 1889 by Confederate Veterans of the Civil War and designed by M. Gasper Buberl..Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia..View of a man looking at the Confederate Monument on Washington Street in Alex... More

Department of Agriculture: Exterior view of the old and new buildings

Department of Agriculture: Exterior view of the old and new buildings

Exterior view of the old and new Department of Agriculture buildings, West side. Smithsonian Castle in background...Old building: Built in 1868 - razed in 1930; designed by Adolph Cluss. New building designed b... More

Gun Barrel Fence, Washington, D.C.

Gun Barrel Fence, Washington, D.C.

2803 & 2805 P Street in Georgetown - The Gun Barrel Fence. The 364 gun barrels were aquired from the Washington Navy Yard following its burning in 1814 by the British Army.

Bartholdi Fountain, Washington, D.C.

Bartholdi Fountain, Washington, D.C.

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi created the fountain for the 1876 American centennial celebration in Philadelphia. At the close of the exhibiton the fountain was purchased y the US Government at the suggestion of Fr... More

William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt

William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. He was elected twice, in 1896 and 1900, but was assassinated in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffa... More

Army & Navy Club, Washington, D.C.

Army & Navy Club, Washington, D.C.

Built in 1891 by architect Harvey L. Page, the clubhouse at 17th and Eye Streets, NW was the first permanent home to the Army & Navy Club. in 1911 the club moved into a new building across the street. It was ev... More

Portrait of Ladislaus Hengelmuller

Portrait of Ladislaus Hengelmuller

Baron Ladislaus Hengelmuller de Hengervar (also Laszlo Hengelmuller von Hengervar), (1845-1917) was a longterm Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, stretching through multiple Presidential administ... More

Railroad Station, Washington DC

Railroad Station, Washington DC

The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station located at 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and has sometimes been refered to as the Pennsylvania Railroad Station. Built in 1873 and was the site of President James A.... More

Key Mansion, Washington DC - An old photo of a building with a flag on top of it

Key Mansion, Washington DC - An old photo of a building with a flag on...

Built in 1802 by Thomas Clark, this house is where Francis Scott Key and his family lived while he was a lawer in Georgetown from 1805 -1833. The house was located at 3518 M Street, NW and despite several effor... More

Image of the Neary, Sullivan, and Capron grave markers

Image of the Neary, Sullivan, and Capron grave markers

Arlington, Virginia..Ca 1900 Public domain photograph - grave, cemetery, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

East Entrance of the White House

East Entrance of the White House

East entrance to the White House Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Potomac river, Great Falls, Washington DC

Potomac river, Great Falls, Washington DC

View of Great Falls on the Potomac River during a low water period

Pauline, Washington DC. Hand colored photograph

Pauline, Washington DC. Hand colored photograph

Pauline was the pet of President William Howard Taft and is seen here grazing on the south lawn of the White House. She supplied the Taft family with fresh milk daily.

Potomac river Canoe Race!, Washington DC

Potomac river Canoe Race!, Washington DC

Canoe race on the Potomac River Public domain photograph of people with a small paddle boat, or canoe, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Georgetown C&O Canal, Washington DC

Georgetown C&O Canal, Washington DC

View of the C&O Canal looking at the Wisconsin Avenue bridge in Georgetown

Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont in Dupont Circle

Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont in Dupont Circle

Statue of Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont in Dupont Circle. The Family had this statue moved to the family estate in Winterthur, Delaware and replaced it with the Henry Bacon and Daniel Chester French designed fountain.

View of Sherman Drive in Arlington National Cemetery

View of Sherman Drive in Arlington National Cemetery

This is believed to be Sherman Drive because the Temple of Fame on the left side of the road.

View of the wreck of the Mary Washington

View of the wreck of the Mary Washington

The boat was owned by the Upper Potomac Steamboat Company...Wrecked in the Potomac River.

View of a walk at the US Botanic Garden

View of a walk at the US Botanic Garden

The Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC first suggested the creation of the US Botanic Garden in 1816. By an act of Congress, it was 1820 and given land west of the US C... More

Bartholdi fountain and new conservatory

Bartholdi fountain and new conservatory

The Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC first suggested the creation of the US Botanic Garden in 1816. By an act of Congress, it was 1820 and given land west of the US C... More

Portrait of Gaetano Trentanove, Washington DC

Portrait of Gaetano Trentanove, Washington DC

Gaetano Trentanove (1858-1937) was an Italian sculptor who has three works within the District of Columbia. The first is of Jacques Marquette and in located in statuary hall within the US Capitol. Next is a sta... More

Portrait of Dante Sodini, Washington DC

Portrait of Dante Sodini, Washington DC

His sculpture of Jabez L.M. Curry, a gift from the state of Alabama, is in statuary hall inside the US Capitol...Ca. 1900

Joseph Cannon and his two daughters

Joseph Cannon and his two daughters

Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 - November 12, 1926) was a United States politician amd leaders of the Republican party; historians consider him one of the most powerful Speaker of the United States House of ... More

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 - February 20, 1980) was the only child of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Alice led an unconventional and sometimes controversial lif... More

View of the Mall, Washington DC

View of the Mall, Washington DC

View of the Mall area of the District of Columbia from the grounds of St. Elizabeths Hospital

Langley Flier floats in the Potomac following an un-succesful attempt at first maned flight

Langley Flier floats in the Potomac following an un-succesful attempt ...

Langley Flier floats in the Potomac following an un-succesful attempt at first maned flight

E.D.E.N. House, Washington DC

E.D.E.N. House, Washington DC

E.D.E.N. Southworth house in Georgetown. Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth wrote more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century and was one of the most widely read authors of that era

West from Capitol Hill, Washington DC

West from Capitol Hill, Washington DC

view looking west from Capitol Hill toward the Potomac River. Buildings include the Library of Congress, US Capitol and the House of Repersenatives, Cannon Office Building

From Washington Monument, Washington DC

From Washington Monument, Washington DC

View of the Department of Agriculture, The Smithsonian Castle and the US Capitol taken from atop the Washington Monument

Washington Monument Under Construction

Washington Monument Under Construction

View of the Washington Monument (under construction) and the Department of Agriculture taken from atop the Smithsonian Castle

View of gravesites near Arlington House

View of gravesites near Arlington House

View of Civil War graves near Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery. Joseph Wheeler's manument in forground...1910, June ..Arlington, Virginia

Eastern Market, Seventh and C Streets SE, ca. 1910

Eastern Market, Seventh and C Streets SE, ca. 1910

NaN Picryl description: Public domain artwork of horse, equestrian horse riding, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

View of the Bartholdi fountain and the conservatory dome

View of the Bartholdi fountain and the conservatory dome

The Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC first suggested the creation of the US Botanic Garden in 1816. By an act of Congress, it was 1820 and given land west of the US C... More

Design drawing for the new Department of Argiculture building

Design drawing for the new Department of Argiculture building

Agriculture building was completed without the dome and opened in 1930. Designed by Rankin and Kellogg..National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, SW..Ca.1925

Exterior view of the Washington Loan and Trust Company Building

Exterior view of the Washington Loan and Trust Company Building

F and 9th Street, NW..December 1929 ..Exterior view of the Washington Loan and Trust Company Building under construction.

Exterior view of Federal American National Bank

Exterior view of Federal American National Bank

Built in 1924 the bank was designed by Alfred C Bossom in association with Jules Henri de Sibour, Washington's leading Beaux-Arts architect...615-621 14th Street, NW..Ca. 1930

Portrait of William Thornton, Washington DC

Portrait of William Thornton, Washington DC

William Thornton (May 20, 1759 - 28 March 1828) was the original architect of the United States Capitol. Thornton's design for the Capitol had been submitted after the close of a competition in which 17 entries... More

Cottage in Bladensburg, Washington DC

Cottage in Bladensburg, Washington DC

Creator: Henry Arthur Taft..Ca. 1899 Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Portrait of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley

Portrait of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley

Harvey Washington Wiley (October 30, 1844, Kent, Indiana - June 30, 1930, Washington, D.C.) was a noted chemist involved with the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Wiley was offered the po... More

Herbert Putnam and his family - Victorian era public domain image

Herbert Putnam and his family - Victorian era public domain image

Herbert Putnam, Litt.D., LL.D. (September 20, 1861 - August 14, 1955) was Librarian of Congress. Putnam was appointed elected president of the American Library Association in 1898 and again in 1904, and was app... More

Loading Langley Flyer Superstructure onto Houseboat

Loading Langley Flyer Superstructure onto Houseboat

Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) attempted to make the first heavier than air aircraft. His models flew but his attempts on October 7 and December 8, 1903 at flight failed. To avoid fatal accidents he conduc... More

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 - February 20, 1980) was the only child of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Alice led an unconventional and sometimes controversial lif... More

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