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Machine gun sets up outside the Lincoln Memorial on December 8th, 1941

Machine Guns at the Lincoln Memorial

The day after Pearl Harbor this is what the Lincoln Memorial looked like. Reminds me a little of what downtown Washington looked like the day after 9/11.
Amphibian aircraft on reflecting pool in front of Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. in 1923. (Harris & Ewing / Library of Congress)

Airplane Takes Off From Reflecting Pool Near Lincoln Memorial

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. Source: Library...
Lincoln Memorial in 1944

Incredible 1944 Photo of Lincoln Memorial

is this one of the most impressive photos of the Lincoln Memorial? Source: Library of Congress

When Was This Photo of the Lincoln Memorial Taken?

GoDCers, can you help out? When do you think this image of the Lincoln Memorial was taken? Source: bluebird87
February 1930. Washington, D.C. "Army Airship C-41 lands on Mall and airmen, led by Brigadier General William J. Flood of the 19th Airship Company, place wreath at Lincoln Memorial, honoring Lincoln's Birthday."

Military Blimp Floats Over Lincoln Memorial

Check out this cool image from 1930. This is a military C-41 blimp floating near the Lincoln Memorial in honor of Abe Lincoln’s birthday. Also, you can check out film footage of this at...

1939 Film Footage of Lincoln Memorial

This is cool. It’s some old stock film footage of the Lincoln Memorial from 1939, courtesy of Archive.org. Source: Archive.org
Memorial Bridge, looking from the Virginia side of the Potomac River across to the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Memorial Bridge and Lincoln Memorial in Color (1940s)

This is a terrific old photo that we found on Flickr. It shows the Lincoln Memorial as viewed across the Memorial Bridge from Virginia. Source: Library of  Congress on Flickr
Lincoln Memorial postcard

1930s Lincoln Memorial Postcard

This is a great little find. We dug it up at the Boston Public Library (no, not actually in their building … on Flickr). Source: Boston Public Library
Lincoln Memorial in 1924

Family at the Lincoln Memorial

I’m busy watching playoff baseball (sadly, not our Nats) … cranking through the posts for next week and I wanted to share one immediately. Unfortunately, because of this government shutdown, you can’t replicate what...