Revisit a Washington of the Past With Wymer’s DC

A new photo archive project maps the city using photos from the mid-20th century.

When Jessica Smith started working at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. she would always hear the photographer John Wymer‘s work described by her co-workers as “Google Street View before there was Google Street View.” Now, thanks to Jessica and her programmer husband, Thomas Smith, about 2,200 images from the Historical Society’s John P. Wymer collection can be viewed as if they were around for Google to map.

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