Washington Monument

Monument ("Washington Monument"), Washington, D.C. Rendered perspective

We posted some great old alternative designs for the Lincoln Memorial a while back and they were quite popular. Well, we dug up one...

Washington Monument

Here's an incredible view of the Washington Monument some time in the early 1980s. Source: Library of Congress

Two girls view the cherry blossoms at night from the Tidal Basin, undated, Scurlock Studio. Scurlock Studio Records, c. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Neg. no. 2008-4935.

How great is this old photograph of the cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument? We dug this old photo up in the Smithsonian Archives....

Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.

How cool is this photo? It was taken by Theodor Horydczak in 1934. Click on the image for a much larger version and read the...

Washington Monument at night

Here's a terrific old photo of the Washington Monument at night. Source: Library of Congress

Washington Monument from above

This is a morbid story from The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 10th, 1923. What is extremely striking is how graphic the depiction was back...

Our national capital, viewed from the South

We found this cool wood engraving from 1882, meant to depict the National Mall looking from the South. In the image, you can see...

Washington Monument

Okay GoDCers, here's a challenge for you. Ken sent this in a while back and wanted some assistance on dating this photo. He's guessing...

1936 view of the Mall

What a great photo from 1936. This shows the National Mall as viewed from the Capitol. Source: Cornell University Library

The Mall as seen 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. Source: Cornell...

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