National Geographic : 1935 Apr
Photograph byEdwin L.Wisherd IN THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT IS ENOUGH FLOOR SPACE TO COVER A42-ACRE FARM From Agriculture's Administration Building, at the right, facing the Mall, and its huge South, or Extensible, Building behind itareissued theorders which result inthe dispatch each day of some 44,000 Treasury Department checks totaling about $2,400,000 to farmers for cooperating with theGovernment inreducing theoutput of cotton, wheat, corn, hogs, and other farm products in order to prevent surpluses and sagging prices. At the left, likeasawed-off skyscraper, appears thenew Central Heat ing Plant (page 481). Almost invisible, electrically "dry-cleaned" smoke drifts from its squat smokestacks. Uncle Sam's postage-stamp and paper-money-making plant, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, lies beyond, near the Tidal Basin, which is fringed by the famous Japanese cherry trees (Color Plates IIand VII).