National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Fairchild Aerial Surveys Focal Point for Downtown Washington Is the Tree-enclosedWhite House (Center) The sprawling group of low buildings, right center, houses many offices of the War and Navy Departments. From Scott Circle, foreground, Sixteenth Street extends to Lafayette Square, facing the White House. On the right side of the street is the headquarters ofthe National Geographic Society, with white parking lot in rear. In the hazy background, on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, lies the new Washington National Airport.