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Old photos of Washington, District of Columbia

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History of city Washington, District of Columbia in photos

A small historical reference

Geography:

Date of foundation: 1790

History:

Population: 658 893

Sights:

Washington. City Post office, circa 1910
City Post office, circa 1910
Washington. Hikers arriving in Washington from New York, 1913
Hikers arriving in Washington from New York, 1913
Washington. National City Christian Church
National City Christian Church
Washington. Ninth Street, 1915
Ninth Street, 1915
Washington. Washington Orphan, between 1860 and 1870
Washington City Orphan Asylum, between 1860 and 1870
Washington. Thompson Dairy Wagons, 1927
Thompson Dairy Wagons, 1927
Washington. Three-horse team pulling water tower, 1914
Three-horse team pulling water tower, 1914
Washington. Traffic Safety in Washington with the Treasury building at left, 1913
Traffic Safety in Washington with the Treasury building at left, 1913
Washington. 14th Street, 1857
14th Street and E Street, Smithsonian castle in background, 1857
Washington. Chain Bridge, 1865
Chain Bridge over the Potomac, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in foreground, 1865
Washington. Construction at U.S. Capitol, circa 1860
Construction at U.S. Capitol (S. Wing and Centre Building), circa 1860
Washington. Construction of the US Treasury Building, circa 1860
Construction of the U.S. Treasury Building, circa 1860
Washington. Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, March 4, 1861
Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, March 4, 1861
Washington. Panorama of US Arsenal yard, circa 1865
Panorama of U.S. Arsenal yard, circa 1865
Washington. Potomac River, circa 1865
Potomac River, looking down from Georgetown, showing Mason's Island, Long Bridge, circa 1865
Washington. President's stables, 1857
President's stables, White House in the background, 1857
Washington. Sanitary Commission rest house, circa 1865
Sanitary Commission rest house, circa 1865
Washington. The Aqueduct bridge, 1865
The Aqueduct bridge and Georgetown from the Virginia bank, 1865
Washington. Tubular Bridge, circa 1865
Tubular Bridge, through the pipes of which the city of Washington is supplied with wate, circa 1865
Washington. US Arsenal, circa 1865
US Arsenal, circa 1865
Washington. US Treasury building, 1857
U.S. Treasury building, 1857
Washington. View of Washington, circa 1852
View of Washington, circa 1852
Washington. View of Washington City, 1871
View of Washington City, 1871
Washington. Women's show, 1927
Women's show, 1927

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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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