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Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial after she was denied the stage at Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939. From the collection of Scurlock photography studio, whose focus was documenting the lives of the black middle class in Washington, D.C. for over 80 years, from a Smithsonian Magazine article. Many more great pix.

The Scurlock Studio: Picture of Prosperity

The Scurlock Studio: Picture of Prosperity For more than half a century the Scurlock Studio chronicled the rise of Washington's Black middle class.

Philip Freelon (born March 26, 1952), a native of Philadelphia, USA is an African American architect. He is best known as the co-designer (with J. Max Bond, Jr. of Davis Brody Bond and David Adjaye) of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Philip Freelon (born March 26, 1952), a native of Philadelphia, USA is an African American architect. He is best known as the co-designer (with J. Max Bond, Jr. of Davis Brody Bond and David Adjaye) of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Restored picture of the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C in the 1860s. Original can be found at http://www.shorpy.com/node/668?size=_original#caption      Old Photo, Photo Restoration

Restored picture of the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C in the 1860s. Original can be found at http://www.shorpy.com/node/668?size=_original#caption Old Photo, Photo Restoration

WWI ARMY, U.S. RETURN OF WASHINGTON, D.C. SOLDIERS

Army soldiers, Washington DC, 1919 Reunion of Gettysburg veterans, 1913 Reverend .

“Lady Clerks Leaving the Treasury Department at Washington,” published Feb. 18, 1865, in Harper’s Weekly, reflected the first time women had worked in government. The Treasury, needing moreclerks to cut sheets of money, decided that hiring women was a cheap way to solve its labor shortage. (Courtesy of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar)

Civil War gave birth to much of modern federal government

Treasury Building, Washington DC, during the Civil War. Click the image for more Civil War sites of Washington DC.

Vintage (Danil Polevoy)

Framed vintage photograph of Washington, D., circa Lelia Gordon Barnett, wife of the Marine Corps commandant, and her son Basil Gordon.

. Washington DC Street Scene Here for your enjoyment is a rare photo of Washington DC Street Scene. First Division, AEF. American Expiditionary Forces. People lined up for Sale of Tickets. It was created in 1919 by Harris & Ewing.   The photograph illustrates United States.

. Washington DC Street Scene Here for your enjoyment is a rare photo of Washington DC Street Scene. First Division, AEF. American Expiditionary Forces. People lined up for Sale of Tickets. It was created in 1919 by Harris & Ewing. The photograph illustrates United States.

December 1919. "Christmas tree at the District Jail, Washington, D.C., and some of the prisoners." National Photo Co. Collection glass negat...

december 1919 christmas tree at the district jail washington dc and some of the prisoners national photo co collection glass negative

Coffin of the Unknown Soldier being brought down steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1920.

Coffin of the Unknown Soldier being brought down steps of the U. Capitol, where horse-drawn wagon awaits; military personnal stand at attention / National Photo Co.

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