Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome

Title

Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome

Description

This excerpt from a video about daily life in Washington, DC, shows people engaged in sports activities on and around the Mall. A section of West Potomac Park, near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, has been used as a polo ground since the early 1900s. In addition to the golf course which is still open today in East Potomac Park, in the 1930s there was a golf course just south of the present site of the Korean War Memorial. There was a whites-only swimming pool near the Washington Monument during the 1930s and 40s.

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.

Date

1936

Coverage

Transcription

Instrumental music

Original Format

Film

Duration

12s, original video 9:44

Description

This excerpt from a video about daily life in Washington, DC, shows people engaged in sports activities on and around the Mall. A section of West Potomac Park, near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, has been used as a polo ground since the early 1900s. In addition to the golf course which is still open today in East Potomac Park, in the 1930s there was a golf course just south of the present site of the Korean War Memorial. There was a whites-only swimming pool near the Washington Monument during the 1930s and 40s.

Creator

Works Progress Administration

Date

1936

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.