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Call Number/Catalog Number WY 0490.09
Title Boy drawing water from street hydrant. Call Place SE near 54th Street.
Additional identifier SP 0052
Collection John P. Wymer photograph collection
Creator (Artist/Photographer/Author) Wymer, John P.
Description John P. Wymer's description: Boy drawing water from street hydrant. Call Place SE near 54th Street. March 27, 1949.

MARSHALL HEIGHTS. This District is a thinly settled area of shacks and modest cottages.Without paved streets, running water, or indoor plumbing in the houses, it may truly be regarded as a suburban slum. It was settled largely in the '30's by Negro families who in their desire to have a place of their own invested their slender savings in what was then cheap land in a remote section of the city, and built such houses as theirlimited resourses would permit.
Date 1948/08/08
Provenance From the John P. Wymer Collection, about 4000 images of Washington, D.C. taken from 1948 to 1952. Wymer divided the District into 57 areas and photographed sample blocks, including important buildings. The prints are kept in albums and captioned with location and dates. The finding aid is a map of Washington divided into Wymer's designated areas.
Classification Unpaved streets
Slums
Children
Dwellings
Hydrants
Neighborhood Marshall Heights
Quadrant SE
Street Name Call Place
Early date 1948
Object Name Print, Photographic
Medium Photographic Emulsion
Print size 3.0" x 4.5"
Orig/copy Original