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February 6, 2016

Here’s What the Washington Monument Looked Like in 1920

Washington Monument

Tam Duong of the U.S. Navy takes pictures of the Washington Monument while touring the World War II Memorial on the Mall. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)


After repairing 150 cracks caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Washington in 2011, the Washington Monument has finally reopened to the general public. Roll Call decided to dig through the archives to see if we caught any history in our photographs through the years. From presidential inaugurations to protests, check out the Washington Monument’s front row seat to history, including a photo from 1920 courtesy of the Library of Congress.


  • John Smith

    Liberty and free markets free us from the shackles of collective agreement that bound bands of our ancestors to their primitive instincts.

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