Department Of Commerce Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Department of Commerce building in Washington D.C. in the 1930’s before its construction was completed. Construction of the building began on October 4, 1927, when Herbert Hoover was the Secretary of Commerce, and the cornerstone was laid on July 10, 1929, when he was President. The building was completed in […]

Washington Monument Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Washington Monument at night in the 1930’s. The structure to the left of the Monument looks to be a church and is no longer seen in present day pictures. The Washington Monument, erected to the memory of George Washington, was begun in 1848 and dedicated in 1885. It is 555 […]

U.S. Capitol Building Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard from the 1930s shows the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Begun in 1793, the cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington. The central building was finished in 1800 with one wing completed in 1811. It ranks today among the noblest architectural objects in the world, its crowning glory […]

Cherry Blossom Vintage Postcard

This beautiful vintage postcard shows the Cherry Blossom tree in Washington D.C with the Lincoln Memorial across the water. The Japanese Cherry Blossom trees are a very beautiful and attractive sight in the spring of the year when they are in bloom. These trees are a gift from the Japanese Government to the United States […]

Smithsonian Institution Vintage Postcard

The Smithsonian Institution building is shown in this vintage card, and is located in the National Mall in Washington D.C. The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 through the half million dollar bequest of James Smithson. From small beginnings it has grown to be one of the mightiest of the world’s activity centers in gathering […]

National Gallery of Art Vintage Postcard

The original vintage postcard read “The new National Museum is under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution and is supported by annual appropriations by Congress.” At the time, the director of the Smithsonian was initially in charge of the new museum, however, later this was not so. The building shown in this postcard is actually […]

The Corcoran Gallery of Art Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows an art museum in Washington D.C. called the Corcoran Gallery of Art. It was founded and endowed by the late W. W. Corcoran in 1830 as a gift to the public. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is on 17th St. southwest of both the White House and State, War, and Navy […]

History of Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America. Originally, the capital was in Philadelphia, PA, where the First and Second Continental Congress meetings were held to discuss and declare independence from England. After independence was won, the capital was still held in Philadelphia until 1783. After the Revolutionary War, an angry group […]