Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Capturing the times with historic images

The Downtown Update Newsletter dated 9 January 2007 reports that The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has posted historic images of the city's past on its website for all to see. See F Street Downtown as it was during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

DDOT's preservation efforts are a part of a history project sponsored by the DDOT Research and Technology Development Office with support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). To view these photos, visit District Department of Transportation and click on "Transportation Planning & Research" then click on “Historical Photo Archives”.

For more information or if you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact William P. Carr, at williamp.carr@dc.gov or 202.671.1371.

One of the reasons that I photograph, the way that I do, is because I am quite confident that, years from now, my historic images will be regarded as an important documentation of our times.

Click above photo to visit Historical Photo Archives.

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