Shorpy October 25, 2016
Portland, Maine, circa 1910. “Longfellow family tomb, 2nd from right, Western Cemetery.” Resting place of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author of “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “The Song of Hiawatha” and other classics. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
Washington, D.C., circa 1915. “Dye, Margaret, Miss, group.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Among the more than 50 attractions to be found at Glen Echo Park, the free admission amusement park and recreational center located at Glen Echo, Maryland, is the magnificent World Cruise Water Ride. Embarking at the entrance in boats seating six passengers, one is transported over a waterway to magnificent scenic views of the capitals of the world. Glen Echo Park is open each year from early April to the middle of September and is easily reached by De Luxe Capital Transit street cars, or Conduit Road auto highway, or auto straight out Massachusetts Avenue. Devoid of any objectionable features, Glen Echo Park is one of the points of interest of the National Capital. — Postcard text, 1941
July 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. “World Cruise at Glen Echo Park.” Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.