Our office's latest film, "A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom," is now completed, and will be released in the next several weeks. The film explores the history of the first Naval Observatory, on 23rd and E Sts, NW, which has also housed Navy Medicine since 1895 when the Naval Museum of Hygiene opened. It was in the building from 1895-1905. In 1902, the Navy Medical School also moved into the building.
These promotional pictures feature Mary Clemmer Ames, writer, journalist, and Observatory visitor in 1871 as played by actress Theresa Hyatte. Lincoln, who also visited the Observatory, is played by actor James Getty.