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Lady Fishing In D.C. Tidal Basin—1957

Image, Source: digital file from original

Above is a person fishing in the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.,  in 1957.

Here is the current fishing forecast for the D.C .Tidal Basin.

Here are facts about the Tidal Basin. 

The picture is from the American Memory series of the Library of Congress.

The picture was taken by Toni Frissell. She took many pictures and is worth your further review.

About Ms. Frissell—

“Toni Frissell (1907-1988) …a photojournalist and fashion photographer..She demonstrated ..versatility.. in her work as a staff photographer for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Sports Illustrated and in her publication of several photographically illustrated books, ranging from A Child’s Garden of Verses (1944) to The King Ranch, 1939-1944 (1975).

Frissell is perhaps best known for her pioneering fashion photography and her informal portraits of the famous and powerful in the United States and Europe, including Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy. She is noted for taking fashion photography out of the studio into the outdoors, thus placing an accent on the active woman. She is also known for the imaginative angles, both physical and metaphorical, from which she covered her subjects.”

February 23, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. I have learned two new things today: 1) the existence of the D.C. Tidal Basin and 2) the drunk driving / stripper scandal involving then chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Wilbur Mills in 1974…at the D.C. Tidal Basin! Thanks Texas Liberal & Wikipedia.

    Comment by Mark Greenberg | February 23, 2009

  2. That’s an amazing photo, I like it a lot.

    Comment by Texas Employment Attorney | February 23, 2009

  3. Mark—Glad to be of help. Thank you for reading the blog and for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 26, 2009

  4. reminded me of burnet woods

    Comment by bill brady | February 28, 2009

  5. Well…Maybe Burnet Woods before the Univ. Cincinnati took so much of it in the years before 1950. Burnet Woods is smaller in scale and the pond is often algae filled and sometimes smelly.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 28, 2009

  6. uc can have the hole park its a shithole overall.

    Comment by bill brady | March 1, 2009

  7. No…It’s ok. It’s a nice place for a walk and cutting though between King and Ludlow. And the trail house is open again after many years. It’s ok.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 2, 2009

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