The nation's Capitol seen through the slums

Description
Carl Mydans was part of Roy Stryker's photographic staff at the Resettlement Administration from late in 1935 until 1936. Between his assignments in the southeastern states to document cotton production and his travels farther north in New England, Mydans spent time in the nation's capital and photographed the Capitol from a different, less familiar point of view. During the 1930s, most neighborhoods surrounding the Capitol were poor shantytowns of tenements and shacks.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1935-09
1935
photographer
Mydans, Carl
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
2005.0228.003
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.003
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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