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Aftermath of the 1929 West Wing Fire

The West Wing of the White House caught fire on Christmas Day in 1929. These are the photos of the aftermath.
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We’re on a bit of a photo binge this week, having uncovering some serious gems in the Library of Congress archives. Here’s another great one. This is from December 26th, 1929, the day after a fire ripped through the West Wing.

aftermath of the 1929 White House fire
aftermath of the 1929 White House fire

Below is a shot of the firemen fighting the fire the previous night.

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fire in the West Wing (1929)
fire in the West Wing (1929)
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