Bicycle Rental at the Tidal Basin

Title

Bicycle Rental at the Tidal Basin

Description

In the 1930s and 1940s, the National Park Service operated a bicycle rental service near the Tidal Basin Boat House. Starting in 1942, bicycles were rationed items, making it difficult to buy one. Washington residents and war office workers could rent a bicycle to ride on the paths along the Mall. A trip around Hains Point in East Potomac Park was especially popular.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1941

Coverage

Original Format

Negative

Description

In the 1930s and 1940s, the National Park Service operated a bicycle rental service near the Tidal Basin Boat House. Starting in 1942, bicycles were rationed items, making it difficult to buy one. Washington residents and war office workers could rent a bicycle to ride on the paths along the Mall. A trip around Hains Point in East Potomac Park was especially popular.

Creator

Martha McMillan Roberts

Date

1941

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.