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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Shop Class: 1939

Shop Class: 1939

1939. Anacostia High School, Washington, D.C. "Carpentry shop." 5x7 nitrate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

I love

the guy in the back to the left. He must have moved - it shows both the top of his head and his face. Great one!!

Anacostia Blog

Hey-

Love the picture and the quotation. The article is a little dated, though -- check out my blog on the neighborhood here:
www.anacostianow.blogspot.com

And come check out anacostia!

The Anacostia of Tomorrow

"Anacostia, the future haven of beauty, will in the next fifty years be the most popular community in the entire District of Columbia....In the course of time this southeast portion of the city will be 'The Spot.' There will be perfect living conditions here and only time will tell when it will be necessary to spread out farther in all directions to let the mass pour in."

—Charles Hamman, "The Anacostia of Tomorrow," from a 1938 class project for Miss Agnes Tweedie, Anacostia High School

From an interesting Washington City Paper article from 1998...

 
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