Burleith Summer Picnic


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Burleith Summer Picnic


These are photos of a Burleith Summer Picnic.  The year is unknown but this appears to be from the 3rd Annual Summer Picnic on June 2, 1973.  The photos were found in the GWU Gelman Library (Burleith Archives).  Does anyone recognize any of the adults or children in these pictures?  Can anyone verify the date of these pictures?  This event took place on the Green Lot before the mass tree plantings.

 Picture 01: Who is the man handing out the balloons?

Picture 01: Who is the man handing out the balloons?

 Picture 02: Fire Truck Demonstration

Picture 02: Fire Truck Demonstration

 Picture 03

Picture 03

 Picture 04: Michael Farquhar throwing the bean bag.

Picture 04: Michael Farquhar throwing the bean bag.

 Picture 05: Ingrid Embree believes the girl jumping rope is Ellen Perry.

Picture 05: Ingrid Embree believes the girl jumping rope is Ellen Perry.

 Picture 06

Picture 06

 Picture 07

Picture 07

 Picture 08: Is the boy on the left Danny Meyer, Mary Meyer's son.

Picture 08: Is the boy on the left Danny Meyer, Mary Meyer's son.

 Picture 09

Picture 09

 Picture 10: Bike Parade

Picture 10: Bike Parade

 Picture 11: The woman on the left with a name tag is Jenny McNeil.  Jenny lives in Pittsburgh now.  This picture was taken on the extension of 38th Street above the ball field. 

Picture 11: The woman on the left with a name tag is Jenny McNeil.  Jenny lives in Pittsburgh now.  This picture was taken on the extension of 38th Street above the ball field. 

 Picture 12: Pony Ride

Picture 12: Pony Ride

 Picture 13: Pony Ride

Picture 13: Pony Ride

 Picture 14: Pony Ride: It is interesting to note that there is a Police Call Box, apparently still functioning, on the left side of the photo near the tree.

Picture 14: Pony Ride: It is interesting to note that there is a Police Call Box, apparently still functioning, on the left side of the photo near the tree.

 Picture 15

Picture 15

 Picture 16 - Picture taken of the Green Lot across 37th Street from the Whitehaven Park side

Picture 16 - Picture taken of the Green Lot across 37th Street from the Whitehaven Park side

 Picture 17: Is Larry Neff in this picture?

Picture 17: Is Larry Neff in this picture?

 Picture 18

Picture 18

Burleith History


Burleith History


1. Photo of Richard Smith Cox.  Richard inherited 55 acres that roughly coincides with modern day Burleith and build his 2-story brick house "Burleith" on the location where the Washington International School now stands.  The House of the Good Shepherd building was later build near the same location and both building stood until they were razed to make way for the Washington International School.
Source: Credit to Peabody Room, Georgetown Branch, D.C. Public Library - although this image was first seen on Carlton Fletcher's website.
Required Action: This image was scanned by Jerry McCoy of the Peabody Room to Arcadia's specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF format, 8 inches wide).  Also need to check with Peabody Room regarding rights and usage permissions.

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2. Photo of Richard Cox's "Burleith" in 1864
Source: Although first seen on Carlton Fletcher's website, the original is in the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Digital Collections in Carlisle, PA.  This is a blow up of a section of a photo "US Signal Corps Camp of Instruction" from MOLLUYS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection Volume 129 page 6601-6650.
Required Action: Need to see about ordering a high resolution TIFF file of the original photo scanned to Arcadia specifications and check on rights and usage.

3. Map of Burleith showing Richard Cox's "Burleith" in section 133
Source: Washington Post April 17, 1887 page 8
Required Action: Patterson Clark has done a review of the Washington Post photo morgue and the is little there regarding Burleith.  In particular, the original of this map cannot be found.  Perhaps this image cannot be used for Arcadia as they say we cannot use images scanned from newspapers.  However, I notice in Arcadia's Park View volume in their Images of America series, there are clearly images that were scanned from newspapers.  We need to check on this and try to convince Arcadia to allow this and other such images.

4. Map showing Burleith
Source: Library of Congress (Washington Critic May 28, 1887)
Action Required: Need to get Arcadia to allow this map

5. Photo of House of the Good Shepherd and Richard Cox's "Burleith" taken about 1898
Source: Although first seen on Carlton Fletcher's website, he cites that the original was found in the Senate Report on Charities 1898.
Action Reuired: Contact Carlton to see where the Senate Report on Charities can be located.  Arcadia has said that we cannot use images scanned from a book or a report, but this is one of the very few images of House of the Good Shepherd, so we should contact Arcadia and see if this image could be used..

6. Photo of Western High School taken c. 1900
Source: Library of Congress Reproduction number LC-USZ62-15038 (b&w film copy neg.)
Status: No known restrictions.  TIFF file is 1.9 mb.  There should be no problems using this image in the Burleith volume.

7. Photo R. Bruce Horsfall watercolor (c. 1900?)
Source: Library of Congress digital file from intermediary roll film copy http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cal.2a13517
Required Action: TIFF file is 2.2 mb.  Publication may be restricted. For information see "Cabinet of American Illustration," (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/111_cal.html).  Need to check on rights

8. Photo of Western High School taken between 1909-1920
Source: Library of Congress Reproduction number LC-DIG-npcc-20456
Status: No known restrictions.  TIFF file is 24.8 mb

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9. Photo of Western High School taken about 1920
Source: Although first seen on Carlton Fletcher's website, the original is in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Action RequiredContact Smithsonian Archives and make arrangements to get a digital scan of the original

10. Photo of Western High School and Burleith in 1924.  Behind the House of the Good Shepherd, you can see Richard Cox's "Burleith" and "the lake".
Source: Myles Johnson - from the Western High School yearbook
Status: This is a very important image.  If we cannot use pictures scanned from a book, then we probably cannot use this one, however, we should contact Arcadia and see if it might be possible to use this image.  It shows Western High School, House of the Good Shepherd, and the early stages of the Burleith development by Shannon & Luchs.  We would have to determine the owner of the rights to this image.

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11. Photo of a Burleith street scene 1925.  Perhaps we can identify where this image was taken and have a modern photo of the same scene.
Source: Washington Evening Star December 5, 1925 page 3.
Action Required: Probably not usable unless we can find an original.  Review of the Evening Star photo morgue at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC yielded very few images from Burleith.  In particular, this one was not found.  It is too bad, because this would have made a good cover image for the book.  We should try to locate from where this image was taken and take a modern image from the same vantage point.

12. Photo of the 3rd Battalion of Western High School at drill
Source: Washington Evening Star May 7, 1925 p7.  This photo (5/6/25) was not found in the Evening Star photo morgue at MLK, but it can be found in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 - Digital ID: spcc 13558 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.13558.  Reproduction number LC-DIG-npcc-13558 (digital file from original).
Status: TIFF image is 25 Mb.   No known restrictions

13. Photo of R. Bruce Horsfall, Artist of Nature Magazine March 16, 1926
Source: Library of Congress Reproduction Number LC-DIG-npcc-15622 (digital file from original)
Status: No known restrictions to publication TIFF image is 23.2 mb.

14. Photo of Georgetown University and Burleith as they appeared on March 16, 1927, shows the Shannon and Luchs development underway as well as the House of the Good Shepherd and Richard Cox's "Burleith" to the right
Source: Box 5 of the Burleith Archives in the Gelman Library.
Action Required: Need to see if we can locate the original and have it scanned to Arcadia's specifications.  We would also need to check on who owns the rights to the image.

15. An original sketch 1927 by William Woodville of corner of Reservoir Road and 35th Street showing the Western Market
Source: Burleith archives
Required Action: Need to scan this image to Arcadia's specifications.  Who has ownership of this sketch?  This building, home of the Western Market, is not inside the boundaries of current day Burleith, but it is within the boundaries of the "expanded" Burleith.  On December 8, 1925, the Burleith Citizens' Association extended its boundaries to the original [sic] limits as follows: Wisconsin Avenue, Reservoir Road, 39th Street and W Street. 

16. Photo of 3811 T Street in Burleith taken in 1931 showing that house that was build a part of the Cooley Brothers' Burleith Heights development
Source: Washington Post January 18, 1931 page R1
Action Required: Need to get Arcadia to agree to allow us to use some images from newspapers.  If we succeed with that, then we need to determine and get permission from the copyright owner. 

17. This photo appeared in Washington Post on Nov 20, 1931 p22.  Notice that an extension of Western High School has now appeared that was not in the 1924 photo. 
Source: Washington Post Nov 20. 1931.  It is labeled Skyviews of Washington No. 20 and the photo is attributed to Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Action Required: Since we can't find this in the Washington Post photo morgue, try to find it somewhere else.  Check the Burleith archives in the Gelman Library.

18. Map a Burleith showing the area served by the Burleith Citizens' Association in 1940.  
Source: Washington Post Oct. 7, 1940
Action Required: Need to get Arcadia to agree to allow this image.  Then need get permission to use.

19. Nancy Ordway, 1940's radio star who played the leading role in Helen Holden, Government Girl.  Nancy lived in Burleith
Source: Washington Post Oct. 12, 1941
Action Required: Need to get Arcadia to agree to allow this image.  Then need to get permission to use

20. Photo taken in 1942 by Myles Johnson's mother, Iris Johnson.  Shows Western Stadium and World War II military barracks
Source: Myles Johnson
Action Required: Need to get this scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Myles to sign a release

21. Photo taken in 1943 of Perrin Radley
Source: Perrin Radley
Action Required: Need to see if we can get the original scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Perrin to sign a release

22. Photo taken in 1945 by Iris Johnson, mother of Myles Johnson shows the call box on the NE corner of 38th and S Streets in Burleith
Source: Myles Johnson
Action Required: Need to see if we can get this scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Myles to sign a release.  This might make a good cover photo for the book

23. Photo of Myles Johnson taken in 1945 by Iris Johnson, Myles' mother.
Source: Myles Johnson
Action Required: Need to get this scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Myles to sign a release

24. Photo taken in 1946 of baseball practice in Western Stadium.  Photo taken by Iris Johnson, Myles' mother
Source: Myles Johnson
Action Required: Need to get this scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Myles to sign a release

25. June 25, 1950 hoto of house on S Street NW between 35th and 36th Streets. 19500625_S_Street.jpg
Source: Historical Society of Washington
Required Action: Need to get access to original from HSW and get it scanned to Arcadia specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF, 8"wise).  Also need to take care of copyright permission.

26. June 25, 1950 photo of house on S Street NW between 35th and 36th Streets. 19500625_S_Street2.jpg
Source: Historical Society of Washington.
Required Action: Need to get access to original from HSW and get it scanned to Arcadia specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF, 8"wise).  Also need to take care of copyright permission.

27. June 25, 1950 photo of corner of 38th and T Streets. 19500625_38th_and_T.jpg
Source: Historical Society of Washington.
Required Action: Need to get access to original from HSW and get it scanned to Arcadia specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF, 8"wise).  Also need to take care of copyright permission.

28. May 13, 1951 photo of houses on R Street between 35th and 36th Streets. 19510513_R_Street.jpg
Source: Historical Society of Washington.
Required Action: Need to get access to original from HSW and get it scanned to Arcadia specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF, 8"wise).  Also need to take care of copyright permission.

29. October 5, 1951 photo of 38th Street north of T Street. 19511005_38th_Street.jpg
Source: Historical Society of Washington.
Required Action: Need to get access to original from HSW and get it scanned to Arcadia specifications (i.e. 300 dpi, TIFF, 8"wise).  Also need to take care of copyright permission.

30. Map of Burleith 1954 drawn by BCA historian Edgar Farr Russell.  Found as a separate document inside a copy of A Short History of Burleith
Source: Burleith Citizens' Association
Action Required: This has been scanned to Arcadia's specifications, but need to get release signed by BCA president, Eric Langenbacher

31. Photo taken in 1956 of Perrin Radley
Source: Perrin Radley
Action Required: Need to get the original scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Perrin to sign a release

32. Photo taken in 1961 from a back window of 3600 T Street NW in Burleith.  The House of the Good Shepherd can be seen on the horizon and to its right just the slightest bit of Richard Cox's "Burleith"
Source: Jeffery King
Status: Jeffery has signed a release and this photo has been scanned to Arcadia's specifications

33. Photo of Michael Farquhar taken in 1965
Source: Michael Farquhar
Action Required: Need to get the original scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Michael to sign a release

34. Photo of Michael Farquhar taken in 1969 on mother's day (May 12)
Source: Michael Farquhar
Action Required: Need to get Michael the original scanned to Arcadia's specifications and get Michael to sign a release

35. Image from the Burleith Summer Picnic in 1973, Burleith's 50th anniversary showing Bavarian Dancing.
Source: Washington Post June 4, 1973.  Image was taken by Margot S. Kernan
Action Required: Need to see if Charlie Volkmar has an image from this performance, or get Arcadia to allow this image.  The image is blocked due to copyright.  Does that mean that we have to contact Margot Starr Kernan to get permission to use the image?  Margot was the wife of Michael Kernan, Post Style Writer for 20 years, who died in 2005.

36. Early 1970s or before.  Two undated images of 3500 Block of T Street (south side) looking north.  At the end of the block, you can see the silhouette of a police call box.  This is one of two police call boxes that existed in Burleith.  One here on the southeast corner of 36th and T and the other in front of Western High School on the northwest corner of 35th Street and Reservoir Road.  Both police call boxes have disappeared leaving only the 5 fire call boxes in Burleith.
Source: Charlie Volkman
Action Required: Neet to get original photos from Charlie and scan them to Arcadia's specifications.  Also need to get Charlie to sign a release.

37. June 1986 - Washington Mayor Marion Barry attends the Burleith Summer Picnic.  Shown here are BCA President Millington Lockwood and Mayor Barry.

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