Photos give us the ability to remember the past, for better or worse. Some photos surprise us, some delight us, but they are all capable of bringing us back to a certain place and time and telling a story that we may have forgotten. The story of DC is a long and interesting one and sometimes it’s nice to look back and remember who we used to be and how far we have come. Take a look at these 11 rare vintage photos of Washington DC.

Don’t you love walking down memory lane? Want to see even more of historic DC? Here are some amazing photos of DC’s political history.

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