Marshland in front of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Potomac River, in 1917. Work is underway to turn this site into the 2,000-foot-long reflecting pool. [1500 x 1054]


That's awesome. Nearly impossible to that is amazing now. Then you definitely should begin to see the collection that is entire . http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/historic-photos-of-the-lincoln-memorial/462990/ ...



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  • That's awesome. Almost impossible to imagine that now.
  • Then you should see the entire collection . http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/historic-photos-of-the-lincoln-memorial/462990/
  • I thoroughly enjoyed every single photo in that album. Thanks for posting this this
  • A giant Q-tip is used to clean the memorial, TIL
  • I came into the comments looking for an album like this. Thank you so much for posting this.
  • You are welcome. I was also looking for the entire album in the comments . Didn't find any. Then I just did a google search and voila !! Surprised that OP didn't bother to post the original link.
  • Surprised that OP didn't bother to post the original link. Well, you know how some OPs are.
  • Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! That was awesome and it lead to a great conversation with my 6 year old daughter about Lincoln's role in our history.
  • I am so happy that I had the presence of mind to Google it and share the source here. Something good came out of it.
  • This photo is interesting: Soldiers with a machine gun set up near the Lincoln Memorial to guard the Memorial Bridge approach to Washington, D.C., on December 8, 1941. The added security was a precautionary measure taken in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the previous day. Seems a little ridiculous. Did they really think a Japanese invasion force was going to instantly sweep Eastward across 3,000+ miles of the continent and assault the monument?
  • They probably weren't concerned about a full-scale invasion. More likely this was a precaution against an insurgent or guerilla-type attack.
  • Maybe a bit of like "we're here, ready to do something if it happens" to reassure people too
  • This. Anybody else remember flying in those first few months after 9/11, what with the soldiers with assault rifles standing around on the curb outside of every airport?
  • I was in the hiring process for the NYPD when 9/11 happened. There were soldiers in full battle dress and rifles everywhere .....Penn Station, Port Authority....the entrance to the police academy looked like a Gaza Strip checkpoint.
  • They actually did. You have to understand they didnt have all the information and so as one attack occurs they assumed that it was wide spread. There was full city blackouts, anti air guns going off in California because they thought they saw planes, even in Kansas there were units in the streets ready for invasion. Washington DC was very much like this depiction
  • Here is an amazing book that goes into detail and teaches what we havent been taught in years. My gpa gave me his edition. The Home Front: U.S.A. (Time-Life Books World War II Series)
  • Um, they left out one historical moment in that batch of photos. What about when Jennay runs through the reflecting pool to get to Forrest?
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