Union soldiers on Mason’s Island, 1861
Share the History Love... Union soldiers on the Mason’s Island (Theodore Roosevelt Island) guarding the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. in 1861. Behind them is the Potomac Aqueduct Bridge and Georgetown University on top of the hill. During the Civil War, the island served as a storage and distribution site, and also as a training [...]
Dedication of the Sherman Memorial, 1903
Share the History Love... Crowds gather near the White House (E and 15th Street) for the dedication of the William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial in 1903. In the background, the Washington Monument is visible. Share the History Love... [...]
Julia Obear on a bicycle, 1922
Share the History Love... Informal portrait of Julia Obear, wearing knickers, sweater, and cap, standing outdoors with bicycle on October 21, 1922. She worked as a “messenger girl” at the National Woman’s Party headquarters in Washington, D.C. Share the History Love... [...]
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