Laying The Cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial

Here are a couple great photographs from the cornerstone laying of the Lincoln Memorial. The ceremony was held on February 15th, 1915.

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Lincoln Memorial cornerstone laying
Lincoln Memorial cornerstone laying
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Lincoln Memorial cornerstone laying
Lincoln Memorial cornerstone laying

 

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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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  • MicheleWoodward

    It’s interesting to look at the folks who appear in both photos. For instance, the blue-eyed young man atop the cornerstone in the bottom picture appears on the left of the top picture (notice the white smudge on his right knee). The African American men easing the stone into place on the bottom picture appear on the lower right of the top picture. I also found the top picture’s glimpse of Constitution Ave. fascinating. Look at how rudimentary the road was! I just love what you do here, and thanks so much for salvaging DC history in this way.

  • ET

    It is also interesting to look at the background and see what buildings are/aren’t there ( I assume it is Constitution ).