Sweeping the White House Lawn

Why are these men sweeping the South Lawn? I have no idea. This photo was taken some time in the 1920s.

gardeners sweeping the White House lawn
gardeners sweeping the White House lawn

Actually, just kidding. Those aren’t push brooms, they are bull rakes … at least according to the post on Shorpy.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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