How Awesome Was It To Swim in the Reflecting Pool?

These boys look like they’re having the time of their lives. This photo was taken back in the 1920s, when you were able to swim in the Reflecting Pool. I should note that they are swimming there because Congress failed to appropriate the money for the District pools. But, good thing that would never happen today.

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July 7th, 1926
July 7th, 1926

Source: Library of Congress

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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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  • Jessica Ferrer

    I so love to see the kiddies having fun…
    Thanks Tom & Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

  • squidwar

    I swam a lap in April 1971 at an anti war demonstration. Naked.