dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
16 june 1968 & outdoor bowling on kingman island

16 june 1968 & outdoor bowling on kingman island

#OTD-ish 16 June 1968 Children and adults enjoy outdoor bowling on Kingman Island in the Anacostia River. Kingman Island is a person-made island, in both northeast and southeast quadrants, completed in 1916.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor play on Kingman Island? Do you remember outdoor bowling? How was the game played? Do you recognize anyone in this photo? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of DCPL Special Collections. Photographer unknown. Date unknown.
Click here to learn about the history of Kingman Island and its current use.

 

 

 

 

17 june 1968 & vermont avenue baptist church

17 june 1968 & vermont avenue baptist church

15 june 1968 & puerto ricans hold rally for poor people's campaign

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