Navy and Munitions Buildings on Constitution Avenue, circa 1919. (Harris & Ewing / Library of Congress)
Washington D.C. (Sep. 26, 2003) -- Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865). It was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of LincolnÕs death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural painted by Jules Guerin depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. Guerin also painted the unity of North and South mural on the north wall. Etched into the north wall below the mural is LincolnÕs second inaugural speech. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, U.S. Air Force. (RELEASED)
National Mall, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and was dedicated on May 30, 1922. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. It is one of several monuments built to honor an American president.
The Lincoln Memorial in our Nation's Capitol, Washington D.C.!