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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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Looking east at construction on Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Note the statue on the partially-constructed pedestal just to the right of the abutments (bottom center). The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts erected this mock-up to determine how high statues on the piers of the bridge should be.

Cool 1928 Photo of Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction

This beautiful old photo shows the construction of Memorial Bridge looking from D.C. towards Arlington …

  • JustMy2Cents

    Was talking with a professor from Michigan State who is working on local economic development projects (tough gig). Michigan once had a large movie industry, mainly industrial films – the auto industry used the Michigan companies to produce training and promotion films.

    Curious why Ford produce this, perhaps to promote traveling?

  • mvm

    Here’s another cool one (admittedly, a few decades later) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rssy1RJdLDY

  • Popeye D. Saylorman

    This would be really kick ass if the colorized it.