In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

In the Shadow of the Capitol: 1935

Description from photographer: "Slums near the Capitol, Washington, D.C. With the Capitol clearly in view, these houses exist under the most unsanitary conditions; outside privies, no inside water supply and overcrowded conditions." Old cars in the photo also. Photo taken in 1935 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. Historical photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.