Thanks to Nancy for sharing these beautiful photos and memories:
“Yesterday would have been my mom’s 85th birthday and, as I was looking at old photos of her, I found this photo of her taken by my dad in the early 1960s when they visited D.C. (they were living in Atlanta at the time).
What struck me most (besides how beautiful my mom is) is the fact that you don’t see any people in the background. I can’t imagine visiting the Mall these days — in any kind of weather, let alone on a warm sunny day — and not seeing anyone there!”
More photos from that time: