Then and Now - Washington, D.C. Then and Now®: Compact Edition (Then and Now)

By Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Washington, D.C. Then and Now presents a fascinating portrait of the evolution and history of America’s capital city since the dawn of photography in the mid-nineteenth century.

It pairs vintage black-and-white photographs—including those of pioneers of American and commercial photography such as John Plumbe and Mathew Brady—with splendid color photographs taken from the same vantage points today.

The book includes all the tourist must-see places of the capital city. Sites include, the Capitol, White House, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Treasury Building, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, Union Station, Ford’s Theatre, Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Folger Shakespeare Library, Old Post Office and the offices that Mark Twain described as “the ugliest building in America.”

It also features some breathtaking vintage panoramas taken from the Washington Monument showing the nascent capital in glorious detail.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 06 Nov 2017
Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-1-911595-02-1
Originally hailing from rural New England, Emma developed an interest in history during her childhood through visits to local historic house museums and rewatching National Treasure. What brought Emma to Washington D.C. was the pursuit of her postgraduate degree at George Washington University, having previously received her BA in History and Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. After completing her master’s degree in Museum Studies, Emma continues to have a passion for making museums more accessible to the public, which has shaped her current work.