This Is What Washington DC Looked Like 100 Years Ago And It May Surprise You

Looking around Washington DC today, you will see busy politicos talking into their smartphones, tourists snapping photos with digital camera and phones, Uber drivers zipping around town and every sign of a thriving international city. It’s hard to imagine that life in the district didn’t move like this. But 100 years ago, Washington DC was a very different place.

Looking through these old photographs, it’s amazing to see how much Washington DC has grown and changed. While at the same time, there are some things here that have remained much the same. Take a step into the past and take a look at what Washington DC looked like 100 years ago.

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Washington DC has a truly amazing history. You’ll be amazed at this incredible rare footage from an important time in the district’s history.