Looking Into the Past: Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC

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    This is Ford's Theatre as Lincoln saw it, taken soon after his assassination on April 14th, 1865. Obviously, quite a lot has changed here, but luckily, Ford's Theatre still remains. This is a really busy tourist area now, so it was appropriate that there is a big ugly tour bus in the shot.

    Original photo taken between 1871 and 1880 by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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    tinto, Stu_Jo, 83(b), and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jeremy Brazell 49 months ago | reply

      The only good thing about that block now is the E Street Cinema....

    2. 83(b) 49 months ago | reply

      Your whole series of these is fantastic.

    3. jeepjunke 49 months ago | reply

      How do add the links for the scene today and the original photo? Probably been asked a million times.

    4. Rx Eman. 47 months ago | reply

      I love what you do with these old photos. Great Job. I am fascinated in lookingmat old postcards or photos and trying to see how they look today. You are very talented and creative.

    5. Tina Casey 46 months ago | reply

      Any pictures of the old streetcars?

    6. Tina Casey 46 months ago | reply

      By the way, thanks for posting! They are great pictures.

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