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Snow Fight on the Capitol Plaza – Pic of the Week

As winter winds its way to a close, snow has continued to fall this week in Washington.  Kelly sent me a link to today’s Pic of the Week suggesting I tweet it.  I liked it so much I thought it deserved to be today’s post.

Senate page boys stage their first snow battle on the Capitol plaza. between 1909 and 1932. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09408.

Senate page boys stage their first snow battle on the Capitol plaza. between 1909 and 1932. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09408.

Not only is it a fun photo, but it has Congressional pages!  As a former House page during the summer of 1994 (more than twenty years ago? That can’t be right!), I still have an affinity for the program that helped lead me to Washington, DC, where I continue to work for Congress at their Library.

The History, Art & Archives website of the House of Representatives has a great publication on the History of the House Page Program.  Although the House program no longer exists, the Senate program is still going strong.

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