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1885 Dedication of Washington Monument

Terrific old photo of the Washington Monument being dedicated in 1885. Check out the amazing details.
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It’s been a while since we posted a photo … or anything. Here’s something we dug up on Flickr courtesy of John DeFerrari.

Below, you’re looking at the dedication of the Washington Monument in February of 1885, with crowds huddled around the base to admire the new tallest structure in the world.

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Stereoview of people congregating for the dedication of the Washington Monument on a snowy day in February 1885.
Stereoview of people congregating for the dedication of the Washington Monument on a snowy day in February 1885.

The title of tallest in the world wouldn’t last long, as the Eiffel tower would surpass it in 1889.

READ:  February 21st, 1885: Dedication of the Washington Monument

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