Unfinished Jefferson Memorial in 1940

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This great photo shows the Jefferson Memorial back in 1940, before World War II.

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November 1, 1940: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Superstructure. Tidal Basin, Washington, DC. Direction: Central view of southeast face
November 1, 1940: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Superstructure. Tidal Basin, Washington, DC. Direction: Central view of southeast face

Source: National Park Service

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Jefferson Memorial
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  • Tracy Hancock

    I wonder what happened to the original statue that was placed in the monument, the original was concrete and plaster and was replaced in 1947 with the current statue you see in there today.