Ugh, Traffic Sucks

Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out … Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it’s called Constitution Avenue? If not, read this post.

Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A.  (National Archives)

Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (National Archives)

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  • http://zhmretro.wordpress.com zhmretro

    Geez, I thought Constitution Avenue was named that because it used to be an open sewer. It therefore was named Constitution instead of constitutional.

    Tomh

    From: Ghosts of DC Reply-To: Ghosts of DC Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:49 PM To: william Hendrick Subject: [New post] Ugh, Traffic Sucks

    WordPress.com Ghosts of DC posted: “Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out … Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it’s called Constitution Avenue? If not, read this post. [caption id="attachment_8399" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Aerial view “

  • Appletown

    Hmm, April, 1937: Could it possibly be that much of this traffic was due to folks heading to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms?

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