dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
12 april 1968 & photographer bobby r hale

12 april 1968 & photographer bobby r hale

#OTD-ish 12 April 1968 Bobby R. Hale, a native Washingtonian and photographer, drives around his city and takes photographs, as he had done regularly since the 1950s. He shot this photograph looking north on 14th Street at the intersection of Park Road and Kenyon Street NW. On the left is the Riggs Bank building and on the right is the top of the Tivoli Theater. 

dad back of 14th & pk rd.jpg

He probably shot this photograph with his beloved Nikon Camera using Kodak film. If you look closely at the image above, you can see "KODAK PAPER" imprinted on the back of the photo. 

Your comments are welcome below. What do you recognize in this photo? Did you live in this neighborhood? Do you have photos of this neighborhood? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Marya McQuirter.  Bobby R. Hale is one of my fathers. 

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11 april 1968 & fair housing act passed

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