April 17, 2015

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Building the Lincoln Memorial in 1920

These men are putting Lincoln’s statue together in the Lincoln Memorial around 1920. Photograph of the Abraham Lincoln Statue Installation in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1920 Source: U.S. National Archives

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Washington’s Union Station Under Construction

This is a terrific photo that we dug up on Flickr. It shows Union Station under construction in the early 1900s. We also cross-posted this on Ghosts of DC. Taken by Sidney Duff in Washington, DC. Union Station was completed...

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1890s Funeral Procession on Berkeley Street in Dublin

This is a fascinating old photo, frozen in time. It shows a funeral procession in Dublin, Ireland near Berkeley Street, some time in the late 1890s. Click on it for a larger version. Funeral near Berkeley Street in Dublin Source:...

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United States Capitol During the Civil War

This image shows the U.S. Capitol Building during the Civil War. It’s an amazing photo. Click on it and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It was taken by noted photographer Mathew Brady. Capitol of the United States, Washington, D.C....

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1870s Dublin Street View in Blackrock

Check out this beautiful old photo from around 1875. This is taken on Main Street in Blackrock. Main Street in Blackrock Source: National Library of Ireland Here is roughly the same view, this time around 1900 with a paved road...

1930s Archival Film Footage of Hong Kong

Here are some more great videos clips of Hong Kong. We posted stuff from 1962 last time, so make sure you don’t miss that. Here is a clip showing Hong Kong harbor. Source: Michael Rogge And here is a clip...