Although our principal focus at the Overbeck Project is oral histories and history lectures, we are also eager to share old photos and other historic images that we’ve acquired over the years.

To find other historic photos, maps and documents relevant to the Capitol Hill neighborhood, check the books listed on our Bibliography page as well as the extensive photo collections at the Historical Society of Washington and the Washingtoniana division of the DC Public Library; links are on our Other Links page.

Lorraine Reid Collection

Lorraine Reid wandered the area around the Capitol in 1947 photographing buildings she came upon. Many were in dilapidated condition, and none survive today. Mrs. Reid donated her collection of mounted prints to the Overbeck Project in 2013.

John Alexander Collection

The late John Alexander purchased this original drawing of a lively, cheerful scene at the corner of Third and Pennsylvania Avenue SE from artist Elizabeth Beer, after seeing it in the Capitol Hill Spectator's Sept. 14, 1967 edition.

Images taken from transcripts

Some, but not all, transcripts of interviews include images lent by the interviewee and copied. To read the transcript from which one of these images was taken, click on the image, then click on the transcript link below the description.