My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

1975 DC from Washington Monument -- Wordless Wednesday




My original 1975 photos taken from the Washington Monument are in color, but faded, so I decided to make them black and white for this post. A few years later, I was working in the building right behind the White House (1st row, to the right, behind Lafayette Square). Years later, I was working to the left of where I was standing, taking this photo).

4 comments:

Claudia said...

Thank you for the idea Barbra, I have some photos also taken in the 1970's which are also faded.

I never thought of scanning them and changing them to black and white. That is a great idea.

My photos are of Europe.

Barbara Poole said...

Claudia, that was a last-minute decision, and now I think I'll change a few other oldie favorites, since you liked this idea. Thanks.

John D. Tew said...

Great photos Barb!! I arrived in DC three years after these were taken. The one showing Jefferson Memorial is especially interesting to me since I go to and from the city every work day over the 14th Street bridge shown behind the Memorial!

BTW, I have mentioned this post in today's Saturday Serendipity.

Barbara Poole said...

John, thanks for the mention on your Saturday Serendipity. When I worked for the VA, I too went over the 14st St. bridge, at the DAR, (on 17th) I went over the Memorial Bridge. Good memories, right, John? (I should have posted my July 4th photos in DC...maybe next year.)