Washington DC Historic Photos
The project has 100 sites, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and Barry Farm
Changes to the city’s Comprehensive Plan will have far-reaching implications.
Photographer Barry L. Gfeller took the photos between 1976 and 1996.
Dating back to the early 1900s, this online photo archive allows people to take a glimpse at Washington, D.C.’s past.
Originally, when the tradition began in 1878, the event was organized on the Capitol lawn with real eggs.
Before, history buffs could go to the Library of Congress’ photo archive to search for historic photos of Washington, D.C. Now, more photos have become available, thanks to The Met, which made 375,000 images available under Creative Commons Zero.
In only a few weeks, the United States’ forty-fifth president will be sworn in at the U.S. Capitol. This tradition has persisted since 1789 when George Washington was inaugurated. Curbed has compiled a total of 45 photos from the Library of Congress.
Take a trip back in time to when the Capitol building was just an idea on paper. Below, Curbed has compiled over 45 photos that will take you as far back as 1792. The Capitol building wasn't completed until 1800.