Washington, DC, from the air

6/3/1940

This declassified aerial photograph shows a section of Washington, DC, on June 3, 1940. The large grassy area is the National Mall leading to the United States Capitol building, which is the largest structure in the lower left corner of the photograph. The National Archives building, completed in 1936, is the small and solid rectangular building in the upper left of the photograph. Union Station, completed in 1908, and the railroad tracks leading to it, is the large structure in the lower right.

National Archives, Records of the Defense Intelligence Agency


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