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The Day After Pearl Harbor: A Look at the Lincoln Memorial
Take a look at what the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. looked like the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Reminiscent of the day after 9/11, this historic moment in history is remembered and honored here.
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An Unbelievable Photo from 1923: An Amphibian Aircraft on the Reflecting Pool in Front of the Lincoln Memorial
What an unbelievable photo from 1923! An amphibian aircraft sits on the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. See the amazing image and find out more about this unique and fascinating moment in history.
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The Spectacular Photo of the Lincoln Memorial You Have to See
Take a look at this spectacular photo of the Lincoln Memorial, taken in 1944. You won't believe your eyes when you see it! Get ready to be amazed!
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Help GoDCers, When Do You Think This Image of the Lincoln Memorial Was Taken?
GoDCers, we need your help! Can you guess when this image of the Lincoln Memorial was taken? Share your thoughts and help us out!
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Honoring Abe Lincoln: A Look at the 1930 Military C-41 Blimp at the Lincoln Memorial
Check out this cool image from 1930 of 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 Critical Past.
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Uncovering the Past: Rare Stock Film Footage of the Lincoln Memorial from 1939
Uncovering the past with this rare stock film footage of the Lincoln Memorial from 1939, courtesy of Archive.org. See this amazing footage for yourself!
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Uncovering a Terrific Old Photo of the Lincoln Memorial from Virginia
This is a terrific old photo that we found on Flickr. It shows the Lincoln Memorial as viewed across the Memorial Bridge from Virginia. Take a look at this amazing photograph!
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A Rare Find from the Boston Public Library
We made a great discovery at the Boston Public Library, though not in their building. Check out this rare find from their Flickr page and explore the history of the Lincoln Memorial postcard.
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The Government Shutdown Isn't Stopping This Family from Enjoying the Lincoln Memorial
Learn how one family is still able to enjoy the Lincoln Memorial despite the government shutdown. Read more to find out how they did it!
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Remembering MLK's Iconic Speech at the Lincoln Memorial
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Check out this amazing photo from that day and read more about it on our blog!
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A Rare Look Back: The Lincoln Memorial in 1917 During Construction
Take a look back to the early days of the iconic Lincoln Memorial with this rare photo from 1917, taken during construction. Plus, don't miss the post on the memorial's dedication with Lincoln's son, Robert Todd, in attendance.
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Uncovering Early Drawings of the Lincoln Memorial by Henry Bacon
Take a look at these two sketches of the Lincoln Memorial by Henry Bacon, the architect of the iconic monument. These drawings were recently uncovered at the Library of Congress.
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A Bird's Eye View of the 'I Have a Dream' Speech - An Incredible Photograph
This incredible photograph was taken from a bird's eye view over Lincoln's left shoulder, down onto the massive crowd watching the "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Get a glimpse of history with this amazing shot!
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Exploring the Secret Basement of the Lincoln Memorial
Have you heard of the secret basement of the Lincoln Memorial? Join us as we explore this mysterious area and uncover its secrets.
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A Look Back at the Cornerstone Laying of the Lincoln Memorial in 1915
Take a look back at the cornerstone laying of the Lincoln Memorial in 1915. See photos from the ceremony and learn more about this historic event.
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Exploring the History of the Lincoln Memorial: A Look at an Old Photograph from the Days of Construction
This past weekend I took a trip down to the Lincoln Memorial for the first time in a while and I thought it was appropriate to look back at a photograph of the memorial when it was being built. Take a look at this old photograph and explore the history of the Lincoln Memorial.
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Lincoln Memorial Was Almost A Pyramid
In 1912, these designs were proposed for the new Lincoln Memorial. They were never built.
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The Iconic Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Take a look at this iconic image of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the Smithsonian for the photo. Learn more about these D.C. landmarks today!
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A Historical Photo of Two Young Women Skating at the Reflecting Pool in Front of the Lincoln Memorial
Take a moment to appreciate this historical photo of two young women ice skating in front of the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in the late 1920s. It's a sight you won't see today!
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A Look Back At The Lincoln Memorial Only a Few Years After It Was Dedicated
Take a look back in time to 1922, when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. with Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance. See the beautiful memorial only a few years after its dedication.
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A Look Back at Memorial Bridge Under Construction in the 1930s
Take a look back at the construction of Memorial Bridge in the 1930s with this beautiful shot from the Library of Congress' Theodor Horydczak collection.
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The History of the Watergate Steps Before They Became Synonymous With Scandal
Before the Watergate scandal, these steps were used for grand arrivals of dignitaries and heads of state and for summer music concerts. Learn how the steps near the Lincoln Memorial were put to good use before jets flew over them.
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A Throwback Thursday Photo of East Potomac Park and Hains Point in the 1930s
Take a virtual trip back in time with this Throwback Thursday photo of East Potomac Park and Hains Point from the 1930s. Learn the history behind Hains Point and the other landmarks in the photo!
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A View of the Washington Monument from Within the Lincoln Memorial in 1922
Take a look at this photograph from 1922 of the Washington Monument from within the newly opened Lincoln Memorial. Learn more about the dedication ceremony attended by Lincoln's son.
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Exploring the Official Program from the Historic 1963 March on Washington
Take a look into the past with this exploration of the official program from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Watch the full Martin Luther King, Jr. speech to get a better understanding of the historic event.
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Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of Lincoln Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, was still alive nearing 80, when the now famous memorial to his father was dedicated. Here are a series of photos from that day.
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Home Movie Footage from Lady Bird Johnson During the 1960s
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!
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