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Washington, D.C. Then and Now®
Washington, D.C. Then and Now®

Washington, D.C. Then and Now®

Compact Edition

Then and Now®


144 Pages, 7.5 x 7

Formats: Flexibound

Flexibound, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781911595021

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Nov 2017)

Price: $14.95


Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side-by-side, Washington, D.C. Then and Now® is a visual chronicle of the city's past

This stunning collection pairs vintage black-and-white photographs—including those of pioneers of American 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.

Author Biography

Alexander D. Mitchell IV is a writer and photographer who specializes primarily in railroad and transportation issues and history. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Trains and Railfan & Railroad. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.