D.C. from years past.

D.C. from years past.

Flophouses and signs advertising “TOPLESS GO GO” might give residents and tourists pause in Downtown D.C. today, but in the middle of 1900s they were, well, common. The District has changed so much in the last decade, it’s easy to forget how the landscape has altered in the last century. Luckily there are images and people to remind us. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has curated a photography exhibit exploring several decades of architectural and social change in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. We talk with the curator and one of the photographers about the project.


  • Anne McDonough Library & Collections Director, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.; curator, District II
  • Chris Earnshaw Photographer

Photos: District II

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