You think parking's bad in D.C. these days? Check out this photo, recently released by the National Archives, of cars wedged into just about every available inch near downtown during a bus strike in May 1974. (Thanks to The Atlantic for combing through the set and highlighting this photo.)
When Downtown DC Really Was a Parking Lot
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Updated at 10:32 AM EST on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011