Notable People & Places Airplane Takes Off From Reflecting Pool Near Lincoln Memorial Jul 14, 2016 What a fascinating and bizarre old photo from 1923. You’ll clearly never see something like this again, not unlike the one we shared from the White House of an airplane taking off. Amphibian aircraft on reflecting pool in front of Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. in 1923. (Harris & Ewing / Library of Congress) Source: Library of Congress Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!