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Washington, D.C. Then and Now (Compact)
     

Washington, D.C. Then and Now (Compact)

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by Alexander D. Mitchell
 

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Two hundred years ago, a city was envisioned that would rival the architectural splendor of Athens and Paris, and be the home of its nation’s power and influence. That city was Washington, D.C., and through the years it has developed its own unique look and identity. Its most iconic buildings—the White House, the Capitol, and the monuments—share

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Two hundred years ago, a city was envisioned that would rival the architectural splendor of Athens and Paris, and be the home of its nation’s power and influence. That city was Washington, D.C., and through the years it has developed its own unique look and identity. Its most iconic buildings—the White House, the Capitol, and the monuments—share space with modern glass midrises and residential developments. Although some buildings, such as the Smithsonian’s castle, look much the same as they did in their early day, others have changed dramatically.

- Washington, D.C. Then and Now pairs vintage black-and-white photographs, some of which were taken by photography pioneers such as Mathew Brady, with stunning color photos taken from the same vantage point today.
- From the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to Union Station and Ford’s Theater, see the nation’s capital like never before.

This compact edition of Washington, D.C. Then and Now offers an intriguing view of the history of a city that itself creates history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607109006
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander D. Mitchell, IV, is a writer and photographer specializing primarily in railroad and transportation issues and history. His articles and photos have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers over the years. He is the author of Washington, D.C. Then and Now. Born and raised in Selingsgrove, PA, he now resides in Baltimore.

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Washington, D. C. Then and Now 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
daisy_honu316 More than 1 year ago
I collect all the available Then and Now books from the cities I have visited. I wish there was one from every city in the US and abroad. Its great to see exact city sites chronicled from today and times past. Every history buff should check it out. Good to utilize before and after a visit...