Washington DC having a heat wave (1930)

These photos don’t have a specific year mentioned (they say “between 1920 and 1932”) but our own research showed that DC had record-breaking temperatures in 1930, with a high of 106. These three photos were all taken in Rock Creek Park, and come courtesy of the US Library of Congress.

Cooling off in the creek

Marion Newton and Ruth Williams preparing to wade in Rock Creek, after suffering with the intense heat of the past two days, when the thermometer recorded 104 degrees:

Women and children find some relief by wading in the Creek on one of the hottest days in the history of the Capital:

On one of the hottest days recorded in the National Capital, both women and children rush to the water for relief:










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