June 25, 2020
Terrific old photo of the Washington Monument being dedicated in 1885. Check out the amazing details.
April 10, 2019
Washington Monument under construction with U.S. Fish Commission hatching ponds in the foreground and Bureau of Engraving and Printing building in the background.
January 2, 2018
Many of you know that the Washington Monument sat unfinished for decades, an eye-sore of a stump on what would become the National Mall. Here is what it looked like in 1877, as seen from the...
December 23, 2019
This beautiful old photograph of the Washington Monument, lit up at night, was taken in 1933. Click on it for some great details. Source: Shorpy
January 2, 2016
This stunning old photo of the Washington Monument was taken in 1928. Click on it for even more incredible details. Source Library of Congress
May 12, 2015
This print shows Robert Mills’ original design for the Washington Monument, clearly a far more elaborate and ornate version of what we have today. Source: Library of Congress
March 17, 2015
We posted some great old alternative designs for the Lincoln Memorial a while back and they were quite popular. Well, we dug up one for the Washington Monument which you’ll surely enjoy. This one is dated...
September 9, 2014
Here’s an incredible view of the Washington Monument some time in the early 1980s. Source: Library of Congress
September 8, 2014
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: Smithsonian...
January 13, 2020
Washington, D.C., circa 1934. "Washington Monument. Capstone without lightning rods." 8x10 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak.