Sweeping the White House Lawn

gardeners 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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