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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Photos 4 & 5


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 1: The Chautauqua entrance, c. 1891.
[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo.
(From the collection of Richard A. Cook)

Photo 2: Glen Echo Park entrance, c. 1938. [Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.
(From the collection of Richard A. Cook)

Photo 3: Glen Echo Park entrance, 1995. [Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo.
(Stephanie Gray)

Questions for Photos 1, 2 & 3

1. How has the landscape changed over time? What has been taken away? What has been added?

2. What structure appears in all three photographs? Does that structure appear to be constructed of natural or man-made building materials? How did these materials fit the purposes and atmosphere of Chautauquas?

3. Is it possible to determine from the photos how most people traveled to Glen Echo during different time periods? How do you think the changes in transportation affected the use of the Glen Echo site and the surrounding area? Do you think it is likely that more people lived in Glen Echo in 1891 or after 1911? Why?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Photo 1, Photo 2, and Photo 3 but be aware that each will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




Comments or Questions

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