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Looking Into the Past by Jason Powell

In his series "Looking Into The Past", Jason Powellphotographs sites in and around the Washington D.C. area while holding between his camera and location a physical photo of the same spot taken in an earlier era. Most of the archival photographs he uses free of charge from the Library of Congress.

The results are spectacular, some sites have the same building facades as they did back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, while other sites have lost all their historic elements.

7th Street, Washington, DC

9 Mile Circle, Ellicott City, MD


13 S. King Street, Leesburg, VA


16th Street NW, Washington, DC


17th Street, Washington DC


1317½ 14th Street, Washington, DC


1340 G Street, Washington, DC


2032 Wyoming Avenue, Washington, DC


8010 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD


8133 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD


Bank of Charles Town, Charles Town, WV


Beauty Pageant Winners, Union Station, Washington, DC


Boy Scouts, US Capitol, Washington, DC


Capitol Cornucopia, Washington, DC


Carlyle House, Alexandria, V


Carvel Hall, Annapolis, M


Congressional Hog Calling, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC


Courthouse, Main St, Warrenton, VA


Doing the Charleston at the Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC


Easter Egg Roll at the US Capitol


F St. NW, Washington, DC


Farragut Statue, Washington, DC


Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC


Harper’s Ferry, WV


Inlet Bridge, Washington, DC


Jones Point


Kenmore Dedication, Fredericksburg, VA


King and Market, Leesburg, VA


King Street, Leesburg, VA


Leader Theater, 9th St., Washington, DC


Lincoln Memorial Dedication, May 30, 1922


Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg, VA


Loudoun Street, Leesburg, VA


Luther Memorial Church, Washington, DC


Main St, Waterford VA


Main Street, Annapolis, MD


March on Washington, August 28, 1963


Marian Anderson, Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939


Market Street, Leesburg, VA


Mary Surratt House, Washington, DC


Newsie, Willard Hotel, Washington, DC


Newsies, US Capitol


North Capitol and H, Washington, DC


Office Building, King Street, Leesburg, VA


Old Stone Bridge, Manassas, VA


Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC


Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC


Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield


Summertime at Tidal Basin, Washington, DC


Thomas Circle, Washington, DC


US Capitol Under Construction, Washington, DC


Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC


William and Caroline Streets, Fredericksburg, VA


Women Demonstrating for Right to Vote, White House

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