Washington Monument

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. It was taken some time in the 1940s or 1950s. Source: ...

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 inscription at the top: "Repaired 1934, National Park Service, Department o...

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 then. Washington, March 9.--For the first time in the ...

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 buildings like the Smithsonian Institution in the lower middle. Off to ...

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 sometime in the 1920s, but maybe someone out there in our communi...

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 University Library

Washington Monument from above

You've probably seen amazing views of the Washington Monument like this: or maybe like this (and if not, then here it is for the first time!): But you probably haven't seen the very tip ...

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