Ghosts of DC

What Did Southwest D.C. Look Like in the 1940s?

What Did Southwest D.C. Look Like in the 1940s?

600 block of G Street NW

600 block of G Street NW

This is a cool old photo from the 1940s showing the 600 block of G St, which doesn’t appear to be there any more, torn down as part of the tragic urban revival of Southwest.

Here’s another shot of the same block.

A woman carries groceries in front of wooden row houses on the north side of the 600 block of G Street SW, Washington, D.C.

A woman carries groceries in front of wooden row houses on the north side of the 600 block of G Street SW, Washington, D.C.

And a few more below.

Street, row houses and corner store on the east side of the 600 block of G Street, looking north toward F Street. People walk and socialize on the sidewalk. Men carry a door.

Street, row…

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Churchill Proposes Unifying French and British Empires to Fight Nazi Germany

Churchill Proposes Unifying French and British Empires to Fight Nazi Germany

Here’s a shot of the British Embassy before the U.S. entry into World War II. The photo was taken four days after Paris fell to the Nazis.

No scare at British Embassy. Washington, D.C., June 18. Despite the tense situation abroad and talk of the fifth columns on this side no increase has made in the police detail guarding the British Embassy here. A solitary minion of the law still guards the majestic building

No scare at British Embassy. Washington, D.C., June 18. Despite the tense situation abroad and talk of the fifth columns on this side no increase has made in the police detail guarding the British Embassy here. A solitary minion of the law still guards the…

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