1936 View of the Washington Monument from the Capitol

This is a beautiful photo taken from the Capitol Building in 1936, looking down the Mall at the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian.

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The Mall as seen from the Capitol
The Mall as seen from the Capitol

Source: Cornell University Library

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  • Jessica Ferrer

    Cornell’s library has a gem w/this one!