Mystery Photo Answered
Thank you to everyone who participated in the interactive portion of the Local History Center’s “Treasures from the Vault” exhibit at the Central Library last month.
In the exhibit we asked visitors to guess what these two Arlington County employees were getting ready to do.
Here are some of our favorite responses:
- Studying amphibians at Ballston Pond
- Feeding the local Loch Ness Monster
- Fixing bridge supports
- Search and Rescue
- Space travel
- Diving to the bottom of the Key Bridge to look for lost car keys
- Searching for Atlantis
- Repairing leaky pipes
- River cleanup
- Working on Metro’s Orange line tunnel under the Potomac
- Exploring underwater for new life or fossils
- Modelling jumpsuits
- Selling makeup (If you look closely you’ll notice an Avon label on their gear)
The correct answer:
These are two Arlington County Public Works employees gearing up to repair a water main break under the
Key Chain Bridge.
Help Our Collection Grow
If you have any interesting photos that help tell Arlington’s story please consider donating them to the Local History Center or allowing us to scan them.
For more information, stop by our Research Room on the first floor of the Central Library. You can also call us at 703-228-5966 or email us.