Lincoln Memorial Before Some A-Hole Vandalized It

I’m pissed that someone threw paint on the Lincoln Memorial. It is the most epic form of disrespect in recent memory. Why the hell would you desecrate the sacred memorial to Abraham Lincoln? Are you a Confederate rebel?

On a more positive note, here is a great old image we dug up of an unvandalized Lincoln Memorial around 1922.

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Lincoln Memorial around 1921
Lincoln Memorial around 1922

Source: Library of Congress

The GoDC proposed punishment is for the perpetrator(s) to stand at the top of the Lincoln Memorial steps and apologize directly to every single visitor. Then, throw them in prison for a few years.

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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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