Daily Photo — “D.C. Tenement: 1935”
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There is so much going on in this photo, it would take some time to soak it all in. I am especially taken by the juxtaposition of the tenement with the dome of the US Capitol and all it symbolizes rising in the background.
Summer 1935. “Washington, D.C., alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections.” Note the Capitol dome at the top of the frame. Harris & Ewing glass negative
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