This room is full of middle-aged white dudes.
The photograph below (courtesy of the Library of Congress) is the annual dinner of the American Engineering Council at the Mayflower Hotel, held in 1937.
Their annual meeting was held that morning in the hotel at 10 a.m., according to the Washington Post’s “What’s Going On and Where” column in the January 15th, 1937 paper.
Senator Joseph O’Mahoney was the featured speaker at this thrilling event, and it was written up in the Washington Post the following day.
Senator Joseph O’Mahoney, of Wyoming, told members of engineering societies meeting at the Hotel Mayflower last night that the only way for mass production to continue was to find a method to insure mass consumption.
This isn’t exactly our most exciting post subject matter, but the photo was pretty interesting.
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. He lives in Columbia Heights with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog. On September 3rd, 2013, the second site launched as Ghosts of Baltimore.