Ruth Jardine Visits the U.S. Botanical Gardens

Below is a photo from 1927 of Ruth Jardine, the daughter of Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine. William was also Ambassador to Egypt during President Hoover‘s Administration.

March 21, 1927. Washington, D.C. "Ruth Jardine (at right) and class at Amaryllis show. (Shorpy)
March 21, 1927. Washington, D.C. “Ruth Jardine (at right) and class at Amaryllis show. (Shorpy)

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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Looking east at construction on Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Note the statue on the partially-constructed pedestal just to the right of the abutments (bottom center). The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts erected this mock-up to determine how high statues on the piers of the bridge should be.

Cool 1928 Photo of Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction

This beautiful old photo shows the construction of Memorial Bridge looking from D.C. towards Arlington …