Ghosts of Georgetown’s Past

Kids On Georgetown Street

1935 Photograph from Library of Congress - Label "Poor children playing on sidewalk, Georgetown, Washington, D.C."

A scene you just don’t see that much more: groups of kids playing on the sidewalk, barefoot, and without adult supervision. More street kids after the jump:

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Anyone recognize this block?

 

Courtsey of the Library of Congress

Courtsey of the Library of Congress

Who knew Georgetown had the most adorable street urchins this side of Oliver?

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2 responses to “Ghosts of Georgetown’s Past

  1. Jim McCarthy

    Looks a bit like Q Street on the west side of the village, running up the little hill just west of Wisconsin Ave… I’d bet those little clapboard houses are still there… That’s my guess anyhow… Jim

  2. mccxxiii

    Also something you don’t see that much anymore: poor white children in Georgetown.

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