Government workers lunch outside the Department of Agriculture

Title

Government workers lunch outside the Department of Agriculture

Description

For thousands of federal employees, the National Mall is a workplace as well as a public space. The Department of Agriculture, where these women and men worked in 1942, is the only building bordering the Mall exclusively designated as an office, but there are also offices in many of the museum buildings around the Mall. Workers in these buildings have always enjoyed the space of the Mall as a place to eat lunch, relax, and play.

Creator

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1942

Coverage

Physical Dimensions

637px x 640px

Description

For thousands of federal employees, the National Mall is a workplace as well as a public space. The Department of Agriculture, where these women and men worked in 1942, is the only building bordering the Mall exclusively designated as an office, but there are also offices in many of the museum buildings around the Mall. Workers in these buildings have always enjoyed the space of the Mall as a place to eat lunch, relax, and play.

Creator

Marjory Collins

Date

1942

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.