Congressional Pages work and play on the Mall

Title

Congressional Pages work and play on the Mall

Description

These young Pages participate in a snowball fight on the Capitol grounds. The Congressional Page program began during the 20th Congress (1827-1829). In the early 1900s, Pages, also called messengers, were generally local Washington children, many of whom were either orphaned or destitute.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1909-1932

Coverage

Original Format

Photograph

Description

These young Pages participate in a snowball fight on the Capitol grounds. The Congressional Page program began during the 20th Congress (1827-1829). In the early 1900s, Pages, also called messengers, were generally local Washington children, many of whom were either orphaned or destitute.

Date

1909-1932

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.