Jefferson Memorial and Capitol Seen From Washington Monument (1942)

Check out this cool photo that we dug up on Flickr. It was taken in 1942, and the Jefferson Memorial is not quite ready for dedication. It would open on April 13th, 1943.

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southern view of the Jefferson Memorial (1942)
southern view of the Jefferson Memorial (1942)

And here’s a cool eastern view from the Washington Monument, looking down the National Mall toward the Capitol Building. Look how young the trees are.

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view of the Capitol Building
view of the Capitol Building

And finally, here’s the western view toward the Lincoln Memorial.

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Lincoln Memorial as viewed from the Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial as viewed from the Washington Monument

Source: Cornell University Library

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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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  • Neil

    Nice view of the old Navy and Munitions Buildings – no idea there were walkways above the reflecting pool to other buildings on the other side of the pool. What are those buildings on the left, anyway?

    • Craig Howell

      Yet more tempos. My father spent his entire federal working career in ugly tempos like these, now long (and mercifully) forgotten.

  • ronna

    amazing shots….. you can see those things (not sure what they are called) covering the 14th Street Bridge….