Tidal Basin Canoeing During World War II

Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin

During the dark early days of World War II, people in the city of Washington still found time to relax on weekends. This photo was taken on a Sunday in July 1942 by John Collier. In the background you can see the Jefferson Memorial.

Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin
Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin

Here’s another similar view of the Tidal Basin.

Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin
Washington, D.C. Sunday along the Tidal Basin

Source: Library of Congress

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