Airship above the White House Roosevelt family photo
Kathy Pinna

Airship above the White House

Photo of an airship (blimp?) above the White House in 1906, during Teddy Roosevelt's administration.

There must have been some sort of an event going on - there are a lot of people on the grounds in front, bicycles, pedestrians, and carriages. But most are looking up - the blimp must have been quite a site. You certainly can't fly over the White House today!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, George V Buck, photographer.
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