Douglas Graham

Capitol Lens: Christmas 1913
A 40-foot Norway spruce set up on the East Front served as the Capitol Christmas tree in 1913. The tree was later adorned with red, white and blue electric bulbs. The 2012 version was harvested from the White River National Forest in Colorado and is scheduled to arrive in D.C. on Monday....
Capitol Lens: Celebration Mode
Shayla Fugate revels in victory outside Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street Northwest after President Barack Obama clinched his bid for a second term on Tuesday night....
Capitol Lens: Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Kissing babies never goes out of style for presidential candidates. President Barack Obama gives a lift to a small listener after he addressed a crowd at the Carillon at Byrd Park in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 25. GOP candidate Mitt Romney poses with a patriotically clad tyke at the Farm Bureau Center in Doswell, Va., on Nov. 1....
Capitol Lens: Autumn Leaves

Before Sandy swept through town, autumn was ablaze at the National Arboretum in these photos taken with the Instagram app on the iPhone.

Capitol Lens: Picture This
A young fan takes a photo of Sens. Scott Brown and John McCain onstage at a rally at Memorial Hall in Melrose, Mass. Brown, a Republican, is being challenged by Democratic Harvard University professor Elizabeth Warren, and McCain, an Arizona Republican, has been among his most helpful surrogates....
Capitol Lens: The Youth Vote
Henry Dodge, who won’t be eligible to vote for another 16 years or so, kicks back after a rally at Memorial Hall in Melrose, Mass., for Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who is in a tight race with consumer activist and Harvard University professor Elizabeth Warren....
Capitol Lens: Obama Ground Game
An Obama volunteer arrives to help in the late afternoon at the president’s Stark County, Ohio, campaign headquarters in Canton....
Capitol Lens: Remembering Specter

Sen. Arlen Specter campaigns with first daughter Julie Nixon in South Philadelphia in 1972.

Capitol Lens: Before the Nats

President Calvin Coolidge, with Washington Senators manager Bucky Harris on his right and New York Giants manager John McGraw on his left, posed with members of the two teams before a 1924 World Series game, the only title in Washington baseball history. Right: Joe Judge is called out at second base on a play during the 1925 World Series, won by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Senators. 

Capitol Lens: Mountains and Clouds
An Architect of the Capitol worker walks by visitors in the Hart Senate Office Building as they look up at the “Mountains and Clouds” sculpture in the atrium Friday....
Capitol Lens: Neighborhood Canvas
Atlanta-based artist Alex Brewer, known as "HENSE," is working on a mural on the exterior of an empty church at Delaware Avenue and H Street Southwest, in collaboration with the Art Whino gallery. The work is expected to be completed next weekend for a showing and reception. ...
Capitol Lens: Campaign Stop
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns last week at the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Va., where he criticized pending defense cuts and called for better employment options for veterans....
Capitol Lens: Military Members

From left: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps; Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a captain in the Marine Corps Reserve; and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a captain in the Air National Guard, pose for a photo Thursday on the House steps of the Capitol. 

Capitol Lens: Senate Solitude
A staffer walks through the Russell Rotunda in the Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday, a day before Congress returned to work on the Hill. The halls have been quiet lately and will soon be again, as Congress heads toward its pre-election recess....
Capitol Lens: Talking It Over
Rep. Trey Gowdy makes a phone call on the House side of the Capitol last week....
Capitol Lens: Let There Be Lights
New traffic lights are the latest additions as work continues on Columbus Plaza and Circle. The District Department of Transportation in conjunction with the National Park Service and the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. began an 18-month reconstruction of Columbus Plaza and Massachusetts Avenue in front of Union Station last September....
Capitol Lens: Reflecting on 9/11
Alec Taylor of Rhode Island was among those in attendance at the 9/11 Congressional Remembrance Ceremony on the East Front steps of the Capitol on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks....
Capitol Lens: Kansas City Crew
The 1976 Republican Convention in Kansas City, Mo., nominated President Gerald Ford, who was joined on the stage for a post-speech celebration by first lady Betty Ford, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and vice presidential candidate Bob Dole....
Capitol Lens: A Man Needs a Mermaid

A mermaid was just one of the attractions at the "Spirits of Tampa" party sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council at the Florida Aquarium during the Republican National Convention. 

Capitol Lens: Maybe He Can
A supporter of President Barack Obama holds up a placard as the president delivers remarks during a campaign event Thursday at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va....