[Garden of Pan American Union Building, Washington, D.C.] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Collier, John,, 1913-1992,, photographer.

[Garden of Pan American Union Building, Washington, D.C.]

[1943 May]

1 transparency : color.

Title, date, and attribution based on similarity to USW36-738.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

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World War, 1939-1945
United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a55006

Call Number: LC-USW36-1089


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    • 17/Jan/2008 01:04:04

    What a beautiful photograph... the flowers in the background match the young ladies dresses - great composition and color!!!! Love it.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 13:45:26

    I love how, even though this was taken over 60 years ago, those buildings look almost identical today.

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    • 17/Jan/2008 15:36:44

    glass window -- totally agree -- it's fascinating.

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    • 18/Jan/2008 03:07:20

    There's such a European look to the architecture and landscaping, I had to do a double-take to be sure it said this was D.C. The people in it are intriguing, too; I wonder whether they were models or actual servicemen and their dates? I like how the polka-dotted woman's right arm is motion-blurred, and how neatly the stripe-skirted lady's feet are pressed together.

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    • 19/Jan/2008 02:36:26

    I Love it, I love it! Look at the way those girls are dressed..

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    • 22/Jan/2008 14:11:33

    Beautiful composition - I wonder where the photographer took the shot from to get that angle. Lovely!

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    • 22/Jan/2008 20:23:25

    @Dayetriper: There are some stairs that go up either side of the building which John would have been standing on looking down. Those fancy lanterns are at the base of the large marble banisters.

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    • 23/Jan/2008 20:01:01

    Great angle and vantage point- I am loving these vintage photos!

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    • 20/Feb/2008 04:15:33

    Beautiful color, and fantastic Eagle lamppost. Would love to have one like it today! Great series of shots, will have to start looking through them all tomorrow after my dr visit. Thanks for posting them. Rolleijoe

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    dynamic eye

    • 25/Mar/2008 16:56:21

    It's still there!

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    • 07/Jul/2008 17:08:16

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Where Fine Art Thrives, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 07/Nov/2008 17:21:04

    This is Amaizing~

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    je suis son amoureuse

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    • 27/Oct/2009 00:19:54

    This is incredible.