No Running By The Pool (1942)

Some things never change. The pool rules are certainly no exception.

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July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Municipal swimming pool on Sunday." Remember: Sitting confined to sign. Photo by Marjory Collins for the OWI.
July 1942. Washington, D.C. “Municipal swimming pool on Sunday.” Remember: Sitting confined to sign. Photo by Marjory Collins for the OWI.
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July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday swimmers at the municipal pool." These girls are all about the comics. So where's Superman? Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.
July 1942. Washington, D.C. “Sunday swimmers at the municipal pool.” These girls are all about the comics. So where’s Superman? Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.
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July 1942. "Sunbathers on the grass next to the municipal swimming pool on Sunday." The pasty white underbelly of wartime Washington. Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.
July 1942. “Sunbathers on the grass next to the municipal swimming pool on Sunday.” The pasty white underbelly of wartime Washington. Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

 

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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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