Tag: Washington Monument

southern view of the Jefferson Memorial (1942)

Jefferson Memorial and Capitol Seen From Washington Monument (1942)

Check out this cool photo that we dug up on Flickr. It was taken in 1942, and the Jefferson Memorial is not quite ready...

Capstone Placed on the Washington Monument

Here's a drawing we found from the Library of Congress depicting the finishing touches on the Washington Monument - the placement of the capstone. This...
Washington Monument from old State, War, and Navy Buildin

Washington Monument Seen from State, War, and Navy Building

Here's a terrific old photograph that we dug up. We've never seen this angle before, showing the top of the Washington Monument, as viewed...
views from the Washington Monument

Amazing Views from the Washington Monument in 1924

What a different Washington. Check out these views from the Washington Monument in 1924. Make sure you click on them for greater details.   Source: Boston...
1919. "Washington Monument, view from air." Harris & Ewing.

Washington Monument Seen From Above (1919)

Here's a photo of something that you're not likely to see today. It's a shot of the Washington Monument, taken from an airplane directly...
View from the south tower of Healy Hall at Georgetown University, looking towards Washington, D.C., with the Washington monument in the distance

Great View of Washington Monument from Georgetown

This is a terrific old photograph from the south tower of Healy Hall. It's looking over the Potomac River toward the Washington Monument in...
Daybreak over Washington, D.C.

1930s Postcards: Daybreak Over Washington, D.C.

We found a bunch of great postcards in the Boston Public Library's Flickr photostream and here is one of our favorites. Source: Flick user Boston...
Capitol Bldg., seen from atop Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

View of the Capitol from the Washington Monument

Good Morning GoDCers! Unfortunately, we're getting to the point where we have posted so many items that we can't remember what we have posted. Hopefully...
Photographers on platform above crowd at Charles A. Lindbergh speech at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Charles Lindbergh Receives Distinguished Flying Cross at Washington Monument

We dug this photo up at the Library of Congress. It shows the crowd at the Washington Monument, listening to a speech by Charles...
"Beef Depot Monument" - 1862

Beef Depot Monument (i.e., Washington Monument)

Prior to completion, the Washington Monument was an eyesore, sitting as an unfinished stub. For some time, it was used as grounds to raise...
unfinished Washington Monument in 1874

The Egyptian Obelisk of Murder Bay

Below is a scathing letter to the editor by Clark Mills. You may recognize that name, because he's the guy who did the statue...
This landscape image features the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., two of the capital's most recognizable landmarks (date unknown)

Old Man Fishing With Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in the...

Great photo. Speaks for itself. Sadly, no larger version. Thanks Smithsonian.
West Executive Ave. and the Washington Monument (1919)

Great Photo of West Wing and Washington Monument

Doing a little evening photo surfing and came across this stunning one from the Smithsonian's archives. The building on the left is the West...
P. Hohmann Saloon

Lost History: P. Hohmann Saloon

Here is another excellent old saloon from 1913, lost to history. Mullany's Saloon had a neighbor with Hohmann's Saloon. The most amazing part of...
Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Aerial view looking toward Capitol and Washington Monument." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Aerial View of the Red Cross Building

In the foreground, you can see the Red Cross building and in the background, the Washington Monument and the Old Post Office Building. Click...
proposed Washington Monument

Gaudy Proposed Washington Monument

Check out this tacky proposal to finish the Washington Monument. The date on the drawing is 1889, however the monument was completed and dedicated...

February 21st, 1885: Dedication of the Washington Monument

One of our more popular topics, and top Google search terms, is the Washington Monument. So, for the next post in our "In The...
New York Avenue after the riots in 1968

A GoDCer Shares His Photos of D.C.

GoDCer, and D.C. native, Tony was kind enough to share a number of photos from his youth. His father was a pilot with Eastern...

Mosquito Nets As Tall As The Washington Monument

A Washington doctor with an interesting name was among the first to suggest a link between mosquitos and malaria.  Meet Albert Freeman Africanus King. Dr....
Maya Ying Lin, the Yale architecture student who submitted the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, holds a scale model of her design on May 6, 1981. © Bettmann/CORBIS (mentalfloss.com

On Shaky Grounds: Controversy and New Memorials in Washington DC

This is a guest post by Rick. He also wrote a good one on the White House Easter Egg Roll. The Ghosts of DC sometimes...
Leaflet calling for funds to help complete the Washington Monument by John Carroll Brent in 1854 (Library of Congress)

Contribute to the Washington National Monument Society

By 1854 the Washington Monument was about a third complete when the Washington National Monument Society ran out of funds and had to halt...