Washington Monument Seen From Above (1919)

Here’s a photo of something that you’re not likely to see today. It’s a shot of the Washington Monument, taken from an airplane directly above it.

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1919. "Washington Monument, view from air." Harris & Ewing.
1919. “Washington Monument, view from air.” Harris & Ewing.

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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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  • Audrey Burtrum-Stanley

    This pic predated the handsome necklace of flagpoles installed at the walkway surrounding the monument. Waaaaaay up 555ft to the crest, the tip is aluminum. If you can find a photo, some of the engraved legend on the metal cap is still readable.