Children playing in the slums behind the Capitol, Washington D.C.

Description
Carl Mydans' main projects for the Resettlement Administration dealt with photographing urban and residential development and the impoverished dwellings they were replacing. Mydans captured these two children outside their tenement somewhere amidst the shadows of the Capitol. Although new "greenbelt towns"—government-sponsored planned communities—were being developed in suburbs to relieve housing shortages, living conditions in most areas were below average.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
Date made
1936-08
1936
photographer
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
2005.0228.004
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.004
subject
Photography
Carl Mydans
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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