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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

Gun Barrel Fence

Gun Barrel Fence

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.

Six Portraits of George Martin Kober

Six Portraits of George Martin Kober

Dr. George Martin Kober (Mar. 28, 1850 - Apr. 24, 1931) Born in Germany and recieved his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1873 and a post-graduate degree in 1874. after graduation he was appointed a... More

Portrait of Daniel French

Portrait of Daniel French

Daniel Chester French (April 20, 1850 - October 7, 1931) was an American sculptor. At the age of twenty-three received from the town of Concord, Massachusetts, an order for his well-known statue The Minute Man,... More

Jones Point Lighthouse

Jones Point Lighthouse

Jones Point Lighthouse, built in 1855, is the oldest inland lighthouse in the US. several yards south of the lighthouse is the south cornerstone marking the southern point of District of Columbia.

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

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

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

DC City Hall

DC City Hall

Statue of Abraham Lincoln out front of the DC City Hall (now the DC Superior Court). the 1868 statue by Lot Flannery is the oldest memorial to Lincoln in the nation

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

Portrait of Pompeo Coppini

Portrait of Pompeo Coppini

Pompeo Luigi Coppini (May 19, 1870-September 26, 1957) was a sculptor, born in Moglia, Mantua, Italy, on May 19, 1870, the son of Giovanni and Leandra (Raffa) Coppini. He grew up in Florence where he was a stud... More

Charles Sumner School

Charles Sumner School

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

Bartholdi Fountain

Bartholdi Fountain

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

Street Market

Street Market

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

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

Van Ness Park

Van Ness Park

Two people relaxing in Van Ness Park about 1880

Washington Star

Washington Star

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

"Grief" Statue

"Grief" Statue

Henry Adams asked Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create this memorial to his wife who committed suicide in 1885. It is located in Rock Creek Cemetery and is often mistakenly called the "Grief" statue.

Shoreham Hotel

Shoreham Hotel

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

Henderson Castle

Henderson Castle

Built in 1888 for Senator John Brooks Henderson, the castle stood at the intersection of Florida Avenue and 16th Street, NW (northwest corner). Henderson was a skilled politician and was the man who drafted th... More

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great

Statue of Frederick the Great, by Joseph Uphues in 1899, was a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II to President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. It was placed at the Army War College (now known as Fort McNair). During World... More

Poritait of Countess Marie Dunir Borowska Hengelmuller

Poritait of Countess Marie Dunir Borowska 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

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

Old Post Office

Old Post Office

Old Post Office building, 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, was completed in 1899.

Army & Navy Club

Army & Navy Club

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

David Burnes Cottage

David Burnes Cottage

David Burnes Cottage at 17th and B Streets built by the Burnes family before the Revolutionary War...Marcia Burnes married wealthy businessman John P. Van Ness in 1802 and the cottage remained standing on land ... More

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.

Cottage in Bladensburg

Cottage in Bladensburg

Creator: Henry Arthur Taft..Ca. 1899

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

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

1899 Storm

1899 Storm

shoveled sidewalks following the an 1899 snow storm

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

F Street

F Street

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

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

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

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

Two protraits of President William McKinley

Two protraits of President William McKinley

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

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

US Capitol

US Capitol

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

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

Aqueduct Bridge

Aqueduct Bridge

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

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

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 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

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle (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 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

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

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

Key Mansion

Key Mansion

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

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

Stewart Castle

Stewart Castle

The Stewart Castle on Dupont Circle (ca 1900). It was built in 1873 for William Morris Stewart and was designed by Adolph Cluss. It was razed in 1901 by the new owner who planned to build a new mansion on the s... 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

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

Aqueduct Bridge

Aqueduct Bridge

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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

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

View of Braddock House

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

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

African-American woman pushing a cart down an alley
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

John A. Wilson Building

John A. Wilson Building

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.

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

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

Theodore Roosevelt's Desk

Theodore Roosevelt's Desk

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

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

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

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

President's Cabinet Room

President's Cabinet Room

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