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Beach Policeman (1922)
Bathing Suit Police at the Tidal Basin
The photograph is Washington police officer Bill Norton measuring the distance between the knee and the swimsuit.
July 7th, 1926
These Boys Look Like They're Having the Time of Their Lives: A Look Back at Swimming in the Reflecting Pool in the 1920s
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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