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"D.C. Slums" 
Matted size: 13 1/8" x 15 3/8"
Opening for photo size: 6 1/8" x 8 3/8"


verso:
January 25, 1938 (with reprint date of Jan. 19, 1941)

SEE THE CAPITOL DOME: It's just beyond slum-type houses.
This picture is serviced for use with advance story by Pinkerton for release Sunday, Dec.
15513 Associated Press Photo from New York CAUTION: Use credit.
SLUMS...AND THE CAPITOL
The domed top of the Unites States capitol building may been seen almost within a stone's throw of this dingy and dilapidated slum district in Washington, D.C. The capitol is pushing a new drive to root out the alley slums, of which this is typical, all which have been a part of Washington since the Civil War.

Front of the photo has ink crop marks, arrow and notes. Shows a young man standing by an old wooden fence in the slum district with the prestigious capitol in the background. Shows the stark juxtaposition of the have and have nots, the elite and the poor, the new and the old. Note the laundry hanging on a clothes line, parked junked car, and weathered buildings in disrepair.


$140 matted - $325 framed*

*All framed photographs come with standard matting, conservation glass, open cut mat on back 
displaying historical documentation, and black Larson Juhl wood frame.