Republicans vs. Democrats Congressional Snowball Fight

How fun is this old photo taken on December 14th, 1923? It shows a large group of boys who were Congressional pages on both sides of the aisle, battling it out with snowballs. I’d love to see Members of Congress taking this tactic to solve gridlock today.

Congressional pages have snowball fight in 1923
Congressional pages have snowball fight in 1923

Source: Library of Congress

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (National Archives)

Ugh, Traffic Sucks

Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out … Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it’s called Constitution

Washington, D.C. from space

D.C. Seen From Space

This is pretty cool. We were inspired by the photo we found of Baltimore yesterday. We found this on the Japan Space Imaging website, thanks

Great Map of Takoma Park in 1907

Look how amazing this old map is. You can see the outlines of proposed roads in and around Takoma. Source: Library of Congress

Capitol Dome under construction in 1860

Capitol Dome Under Construction

Here is an old photograph from around 1860, showing the Capitol Dome under construction. I don’t think I’ve seen or posted this one before.