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Vice President Curtis at Work in his Office on a Hot Day

In this photograph, taken on July 11, 1929, Vice President Charles Curtis mops sweat off his brow as he sits beside an electric fan at his desk on a hot day at his office in the United States Capitol Building. That week, temperatures in the nation's capital were unseasonably warm, with highs exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot and humid summers have long been a part of life in Washington, D.C., with many presidents electing to travel to retreats such as Camp David during the summer months to escape the oppressive heat.
National Photo Company
Date of Work
July 11, 1929
Library of Congress