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Unknown Solider

Unknown Solider

The Unknown Soldier being taken to Arlington National Cemetery

Portrait of William Thornton

Portrait of William Thornton

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

View of the Botanic Garden with US Capitol in background

View of the Botanic Garden with US Capitol in background

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

Runaway reward poster

Runaway reward poster

November 16, 1858

White House

White House

A view of the north lawn of the White House taken about 1860. The statue of Thomas Jefferson by Pierre Jean DAvid d' Angers was placed there by President James Polk in 1848. In 1873 the statue was moved to the ... more

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Exterior view of Ford's Theatre, 511 10th Street, NW. Best known as the location of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the building was originally constructed as a place of worship. in 1859 the structur... more

Old Capitol Prison

Old Capitol Prison

The Old Capitol Prison (1st and A Streets, NE). building served as the Congressional meeting house after the British burned the Capitol during the War of 1812. It also was a boarding house and a private school.... more

Portrait of Constantino Brumidi

Portrait of Constantino Brumidi

Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 in Rome, Italy-February 19, 1880, Washington, DC). Brumidi was an Italian-American artist who painted the most important frescoes in the United States Capitol. Born in Italy,... 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

Street Market

Street Market

View of street vendors at 7th and B Streets, NW (Ca. 1880)

Van Ness Park

Van Ness Park

Two people relaxing in Van Ness Park about 1880

Exterior view of the old Department of Agriculture building

Exterior view of the old Department of Agriculture building

Exterior view of the old Department of Agriculture building with greenhouse next to building...Built in 1868 - razed in 1930; designed by Adolph Cluss..Ca. 1890

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

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.

View of a house with chicken in forground

View of a house with chicken in forground

Image of a house in Bladensburg identified as "dueling grounds."..Creator: Henry Arthur Taft..Bladensburg, Maryland.. October 5,1899

Palo Alto Hotel and Saloon

Palo Alto Hotel and Saloon

Bladensburg, Maryland..19 September 1899..Creator:Henry Arthur Taft

Cannon and Cannon Ball

Cannon and Cannon Ball

View of a cannon near a porch in Bladensburg is a relic of the Battle of Bladensburg..Creator: Henry Arthur Taft..Bladensburg, Maryland..Ca. 1899

1899 Storm

1899 Storm

shoveled sidewalks following the an 1899 snow storm

Portrait of Elihu Root

Portrait of Elihu Root

Elihu Root (February 15, 1845 - February 7, 1937) He served as the United States Secretary of War 1899?1904 under William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. He reformed the organization of the United States Army.... more

Cottage in Bladensburg

Cottage in Bladensburg

Creator: Henry Arthur Taft..Ca. 1899

View of a house in Bladensburg

View of a house in Bladensburg

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

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

View of Lawton gravesite

View of Lawton gravesite

View of Major General Henry Lawton gravesite shortly after interment near old ampitheater, which is located near Arlington House..Ca. 1900

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

Portrait of Chauncey Depew

Portrait of 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

US Capitol

US Capitol

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

African-American woman pushing a cart down an alley
Portrait of John Hay

Portrait of John Hay

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

Portrait of John M. Harlan

Portrait of John M. Harlan

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

Aqueduct Bridge

Aqueduct Bridge

View of Aqueduct Bridge, Georgetown University is in the background (ca 1900)

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

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

Portrait of Joseph Cannon and his two daughters

Portrait of 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

Exterior view of the old Agriculture building

Exterior view of the old Agriculture building

Built in 1868 - razed in 1930; designed by Adolph Cluss..National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, SW..Ca. 1900

Portrait of John M. Harlan

Portrait of John M. Harlan

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

Portrait of John M. Harlan

Portrait of John M. Harlan

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

Herbert Putnam and his family

Herbert Putnam and his family

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

Herbert Putnam and his family

Herbert Putnam and his family

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

Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia

Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia

View of the interior courtyard of the Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia. Site where George Washington recieved his first military commission...North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia..Ca.1900

View of Braddock House

View of Braddock House

North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia..Ca. 1900

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

Railroad Station

Railroad Station

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

Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley

Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley

Winfield Scott Schley, Rear Admiral US Navy (October 9, 1839 - October 2, 1909)..Date: 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

Convention Hall

Convention Hall

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 Botanic Gardens

US Botanic Gardens

US Botanic Gardens (ca 1900) just west of the US Capitol - seen in the image are the conservatory and the Bartholdi Fountain

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

Portrait of May Palmer Depew

Portrait of May Palmer Depew

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 Gaetano Trentanove

Portrait of Gaetano Trentanove

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 Joseph Cannon and his two daughters

Portrait of 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

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle (ca 1900)

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 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

Aqueduct Bridge

Aqueduct Bridge

View of Aqueduct Bridge, ca 1900, from Georgetown toward Virginia

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

F Street

F Street

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

Portrait of Dante Sodini

Portrait of Dante Sodini

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

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

View of Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia

View of Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia

North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia..View of the interior courtyard of the Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia. Site where George Washington recieved his first military commission...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

Surratt House

Surratt House

The Surratt house at 604 H Street, NW, 1901. Mary Surratt ran this boarding house in 1865 where John Wilkes Booth was alleged to have met with co-conspirators to plan President Lincoln’s assassination. ..Mrs. S... more

Portrait of Admiral Winfield Scott Schley

Portrait of Admiral Winfield Scott Schley

Winfield Scott Schley, Rear Admiral US Navy (October 9, 1839 - October 2, 1909)..Painted by Louise Thomson..Ca 1902

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)

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

Crew of Langley houseboat on barge

Crew of Langley houseboat on barge

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

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

Portrait of Elihu Root

Portrait of Elihu Root

Elihu Root (February 15, 1845 - February 7, 1937) He served as the United States Secretary of War 1899?1904 under William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. He reformed the organization of the United States Army.... 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

Theodore Roosevelt's Desk

Theodore Roosevelt's Desk

President Theodore Roosevelt's private desk in the White House, Ca 1905

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

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

NOTES: 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 controvers... more

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Ca. 1905..Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth in a horse and buggy at a horse show...Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 - February 20, 1980) was the only child of Theodore Roosevelt and his fir... more

President's Cabinet Room

President's Cabinet Room

President's Cabinet Room in the White House (Roosevelt Adminstration, ca 1905)

Pennsylvania Ave, ca. 1905

Pennsylvania Ave, ca. 1905

Pennsylvania Avenue near 15th Street looking east towards the Capitol, at the time of Teddy Roosevelt’s inauguration, ca. 1905. ..The Willard Hotel stands on the north side of the Avenue

Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments in his laboratory

Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments in his laboratory

1906..Dr. Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments in his laboratory in the Department of Agriculture (two assistants unidentified)..Harvey Washington Wiley (October 30, 1844, Kent, Indiana - June 30, 1930, Washi... more

Susan B. Anthony with seven other women

Susan B. Anthony with seven other women

Susan Brownell Anthony, (February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906) was a prominent a prominent American suffragist leader who, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led the effort to secure Women's suffrage in the Unite... more

Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments

Harvey W. Wiley conducting experiments

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

Masonic Temple

Masonic Temple

Masonic Temple, 1250 New York Avenue and H Street, NW, was designed by Waddy Wood and opened in 1908.

Taft Inauguration

Taft Inauguration

President William Howard Taft and his wife Helen during inaugural parade, March 4, 1909. A snow storm forced the inauguration to take place inside the Capitol and it took 6,000 men half the night to cleared ove... more

William Howard Taft's Inaugural Parade

William Howard Taft's Inaugural Parade

March 4, 1909..Inaugural Parade of William Howard Taft, proceeding northwest on 15th at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue adjacent to the southwest corner of the Treasury Building

Portrait of John Alexander Joyce

Portrait of John Alexander Joyce

John Alexander Joyce (1842-1915) Born in Ireland and was educated in Kentucky and became a lawyer. Enlisted in the Union army at the start of the Civil War and eventually was promoted to the rank of Colonel. Af... more

Belasco Theatre

Belasco Theatre

The Belasco Theatre as seen from Lafayette Square, ca 1910. Originaally built in 1895 as the Lafayette Square Opera House, it became the Belasco in 1905. The theatre was razed in 1962 to make way for the US Cou... more

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

Portrait of May Palmer Depew

Portrait of May Palmer Depew

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

Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain

Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain

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).

1913 Suffrage Parade

1913 Suffrage Parade

view of Pennsylvania Avenue during the 1913 Suffrage Parade

Preparedness Parade

Preparedness Parade

View of the Preparedness Parade along Pennsylvania Avenue (ca 1915)

Temple of Fame

Temple of Fame

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

North boundry stone near Silver Spring, Maryland

North boundry stone near Silver Spring, Maryland

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

Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill

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

US Capitol

US Capitol

The US Capitol lit up following the 1918 armistice that ended World War I

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

View of the Redwood Tree House

View of the Redwood Tree House

View of the Redwood Tree House on the grounds of the Department of Argiculture...National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, SW..Ca. 1920

Southern cornerstone at Jones Point, Virginia

Southern cornerstone at Jones Point, Virginia

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

Southern Cornerstone

Southern Cornerstone

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