1860’s View of Washington

Early photographic view of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill, looking northwest - Northwest view with 1st, B, C, D streets, and Indiana Ave. in the foreground; view includes the Washington Jail, Aldrich's Wholesale Flour, Grain & Feed Warehouse, Dyers American House, Shamokin & Lykins Valley Coal (Wood & Coal), Depot House, C. Boyle, and Door, Sash & Blind Factory

Early photographic view of Washington, D.C. from Capitol Hill, looking northwest – Northwest view with 1st, B, C, D streets, and Indiana Ave. in the foreground; view includes the Washington Jail, Aldrich’s Wholesale Flour, Grain & Feed Warehouse, Dyers American House, Shamokin & Lykins Valley Coal (Wood & Coal), Depot House, C. Boyle, and Door, Sash & Blind Factory

Image and description courtesy of Ghosts of DC– too good not to repost! (with all gratitude and elaborate thanks)

Here’s a similar view from today, courtesy of Google Earth:

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