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Officer C.J. Djossou Directs Pedestrians on September 11, 2001

In this photograph, taken near Lafayette Square at corner of Jackson Place and H Street, officer C. J. Djossou directs pedestrians away from the White House following the terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001. Decatur House, the historic home of Commodore Stephen Decatur and headquarters of the White House Historical Association, is visible in the background. On September 11, 2001, the streets of Washington, D.C. were crowded with employees ordered to evacuate due to the threat of the terrorist attacks. Among those ordered to evacuate were approximately 1,800 executive office staff who worked in the East and West Wings of the White House, the Old Executive Office Building (later rededicated as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building), the New Executive Office Building, and the Winder Building.
Date of Work
September 11, 2001
National Archives and Records Administration