Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

In the first half of the 20th century, photographers recorded milestones using panoramic technology. Very few people alive have seen them. Until now.

“THE BIG PICTURE” reveals how these craftsmen captured DC history. From Rudolph Valentino’s visit to the White House to the 1924 World Series Championship, these magnificent panoramic photographs document visiting celebrities and moments of great pride. They celebrate the District of Columbia’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and reveal everyday life.

Image courtesy Historical Society of Washington, D.C.