Henri Cartier Bresson Washington D.C. Life 1957

In April 1957 Henri Cartier Bresson documents Washington D.C. His camera focuses on tourist's interactions with the monuments of State.  Children rub Lincoln's nose in the Capitol Rotunda, sightseers snap an unseen object in the Smithsonian unaware of the over-hanging presence of the "Spirit Of Saint Louis". The genteel world of the fund raising garden party, and a baseball game at the foot of the Washington memorial.
Life magazine published 16 of HCB's photographs.