Pickup football game on Ellipse

Title

Pickup football game on Ellipse

Description

Washington residents often use the Mall as a place to play sports. This game of football in 1971 was organized enough that everyone brought helmets, but still fairly informal. They were playing on the Ellipse, which was home to four baseball diamonds in the mid 1900s.

Source

The Historical Society of Washington, DC.

Date

1971

Coverage

Original Format

Slide

Description

Washington residents often use the Mall as a place to play sports. This game of football in 1971 was organized enough that everyone brought helmets, but still fairly informal. They were playing on the Ellipse, which was home to four baseball diamonds in the mid 1900s.

Date

1971

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

The Historical Society of Washington, DC.