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These Boys Look Like They’re Having the Time of Their Lives: A Look Back at Swimming in the Reflecting Pool in the 1920s

July 7th, 1926
Take a look back at a time when swimming in the Reflecting Pool was permitted, even though it wasn't strictly enforced. Learn why Congress failed to appropriate money for District pools at the time.
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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. It wasn’t permitted at the time, but clearly not strictly enforces.

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.

July 7th, 1926
July 7th, 1926
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Source: Library of Congress

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